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My Turn: Parents trumped in abortion decision

...regrets her decision to abort. This heartbreaking and horrifying case is just one more example of why Alaska's parental consent law needs to be enforced. This law, which has been on the books for 35 years, has really never functioned as intended...
This Day in History

...Alaska announced tentative plans for a newsprint paper pulp mill in Juneau. In 1969, Alaska's drunk driving implied consent law went into effect, requiring drivers to submit to a breathalyzer test if suspected of driving under the influence...
State to appeal abortion decision

...form," Roberts said. Most other states have parental consent laws, but a handful are tied up in court and aren't being...parental consent cases over the years, and has ruled that consent laws are constitutional if they include a bypass provision...
Survey: Alaska youth engage in fewer risky behaviors

...findings. In 2001 and 2005, low response required the state to drop the results. Owen said she didn't know if the consent law might skew results. The state protects students' identities and uses sealed envelopes when conducting surveys, she...
Court hears arguments on parental-consent abortion law

...Lemagie, a member of the Planned Parenthood board and a Palmer gynecologist who performs abortions, said parental-consent laws are a major obstacle to efforts to treat teenagers. Teens are reluctant to see a doctor for pregnancy or sexually transmitted...
Birth control group accused

...challenging the state's parental-consent law. Now in its third week, the trial...lawyers defending the parental-consent law, said the calls demonstrate that...say we don't need parental-consent laws because these girls are in good...
Target the problem for their crusade to gradually criminalize abortion is misguided. Their current costly device, the parental consent law, is inept because it doesn't target the real problem. Teen abortion is a consequence of the problem. The actual...
Consent laws protect teens

...Empire, Feb. 11) that parental consent laws for Alaska minors wanting abortions...studies that have been done showing consent laws have in fact decreased teen pregnancy...becoming pregnant." Parental consent laws are definitely not profitable for...
House approves parental consent bill

...unduly restrictive, especially for girls from abusive families. The state Supreme Court found an earlier parental consent law unconstitutional but said it could view differently a law that requires only parental notification, not consent.
Voters defeat lobbying measure

...percent to 45 percent. The parental notification measure has drawn heated debate on both sides. It's not a parental consent law. The Legislature passed such a law, but the state Supreme Court in 2007 ruled it unconstitutional, violating a teenager's...


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