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.
â€śA young girlâ€™s well-being is worth more than Planned Parenthoodâ€™s bottom line. Abortionists donâ€™t care more about children than parents do. The court has done the right thing in upholding the will of Alaskaâ€™s citizens, who clearly expressed themselves in the 2010 ballot initiative in an effort to protect young girls from predatory abortionists,â€ť Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Steven H. Aden....