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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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051605/opi_20050516002.shtml
Opinion
State to appeal abortion decision

...an abortion without my knowledge, but I had to sign the consent form," Roberts said. Most other states have parental consent laws, but a handful are tied up in court and aren't being enforced. Alaska's law has been on the books for more...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102203/sta_abortions.shtml
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Court hears arguments on parental-consent abortion law

...Susan 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010703/sta_abortion.shtml
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Birth control group accused

...challenging the state's parental-consent law. Now in its third week...the lawyers defending the parental-consent law, said the calls demonstrate...They say we don't need parental-consent laws because these girls are in...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012403/sta_planparent.shtml
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Target the problem

...and money 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021203/let_letter9.shtml
Opinion
Consent laws protect teens

...Empire, Feb. 11) that parental consent laws for Alaska minors wanting abortions...probability of becoming pregnant." Parental consent laws are definitely not profitable...four-year study on Minnesota's parental consent law. The authors looked at teenage...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021903/let_letter1.shtml
Opinion
House approves parental consent bill

...it's 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040309/reg_425471738.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082510/sta_700045186.shtml
News
Voters to decide parent notification measure

...We're here because the courts took away a parent's right." Ballot Measure 2, both women say, is not a parental consent law. The Legislature passed such a law but the state Supreme Court in 2007 ruled it was unconstitutional, violating...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081910/sta_697246908.shtml
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House to debate parental consent

...it's 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040209/reg_424450009.shtml

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