Thursday, October 11, 2012
Reuters: Court upholds Alaska's parental-notice law on abortions for minors, by Yereth Rosen:
A judge upheld an Alaska law requiring girls who are minors to tell their parents they want to have an abortion but struck down a provision that would have increased potential civil liabilities faced by abortion providers, state officials said on Tuesday.
Alaska Superior Court Judge John Suddock ruled late Monday that the parental-notification law, which stemmed from a ballot initiative passed in 2010, was constitutional but was likely to have a negligible effect on family involvement in teenagers' lives. . . .