Alaska Court: Parents Need to Know About Teen Abortions
An Alaska court Monday upheld most of a voter-approved state law that requires at least one parent to be notified before a minor child can obtain an abortion.
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest filed suit against the law, which voters approved through Ballot Measure 2 in August 2010. The law provides an option for a judge to bypass the notification requirement in special circumstances.
âA young girlâs well-being is worth more than Planned Parenthoodâs bottom line. Abortionists donât care more about children than parents do. The court has done the right thing in upholding the will of Alaskaâs citizens, who clearly expressed themselves in the 2010 ballot initiative in an effort to protect young girls from predatory abortionists,â Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden....