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Alaska high court strikes down voter-approved abortion notification law
July 26th, 2016
By Catholic News Service


 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- In a 4-1 decision July 22, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved law that required at least one parent to be notified before an abortion practitioner could perform an abortion on a minor girl. The law included an option for a judge to bypass the notification requirement in special circumstances. Voters approved it in 2010 by a 56 to 43 percent margin, making Alaska the first state to pass a parental notification law through a citizen-led initiative. The law was challenged in the state Supreme Court by Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider of abortions.

 

 






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