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Court Victory in Alaska – Parental Notice Measure to Go on August Ballot

Chalk up another defeat for Planned Parenthood.

Pro-life advocates have been working tirelessly to put an initiative on the ballot that would give parents the right to be notified before their minor daughter obtains an abortion.  Planned Parenthood sued arguing that the 36,000 people who had signed a petition to put it on the ballot were not given sufficient information about the measure prior to signing.  The court disagreed and ruled that the amendment can go on the August primary ballot.

Currently there is no parental notification in the state.  In November 2007, Planned Parenthood won a lawsuit against a parental notice law that had been passed by the state’s legislature arguing that it violated the minor’s right to privacy.