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Parental consent for abortions not needed, court rules

...proper constitutional balance between the state's compelling interests and a minor's fundamental right to privacy." Clover Simon, head of Planned Parenthood of Alaska, called the decision as a "victory." "It upholds teens' rights to privacy...
Lawmakers pushing for parental consent abortion referendum

...conference. "The Legislature did everything it could to protect the privacy of a young child getting pregnant." Clover Simon, head of Planned Parenthood of Alaska, said lawmakers should focus on more pressing priorities - ethics reform, oil...
Alaska to offer cancer vaccine to young females

...shots in December and about 50 females statewide have received them, said the organization's Chief Executive Officer Clover Simon. Wood says she understands how the shot could be perceived as means to undercut abstinence education and parental authority...
Vaccine's cost makes it inaccessible to Alaskans

...of Alaska started offering the vaccine this winter. So far, only 12 people have received it at its clinics, said Clover Simon, chief executive officer. At Planned Parenthood, the cost for all three shots is $480. The Alaska Department of...
Clinic to spur teen sex or curb abortion?

...responses last week, up from the 200 to 400 responses the weekly poll usually generates. Planned Parenthood of Alaska CEO Clover Simon said anti-abortion organizations are not focusing on the entire scope of the issue. "I think it's unfortunate...
Group: Initiative opponent breaks disclosure rules

...said it has included the required new language in all its radio and TV advertising, as well as online. Chairwoman Clover Simon said other campaigns also followed the old guidelines and that once her group discovered the problem, it moved to correct...
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Committee to hear parental consent bill

...parents can really step up to the plate and make a difference and help that girl through the situation," Thompson said. Clover Simon, head of the Alaska branch of Planned Parenthood, questioned the bill's constitutionality, adding it also does...
Compromise abortion bill introduced in Senate

...they understand why many parents support Rep. Coghill's bill, as written," Palin wrote in an e-mail statement. Clover Simon, head of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, said the bill does not address the concerns the group had with...
Campaign launches for parental consent

...Rights campaign needs 30,000 signatures to put the measure on next year's ballot. A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman, Clover Simon, told KTUU the majority of teens who seek abortions in Alaska already bring their parents, and many of those who don't...
Initiative challenges abortion rights could criminalize a lot of stuff that they don't intend, or at least I hope the don't intend," she said. Clover Simon, Alaska vice president of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, said the initiative is obviously unconstitutional...


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