Sunday, December 19, 2010
Alaska Parental Notification Law Takes Effect After Judge Refuses to Block it
Ms. Magazine: Parental Notification Law Takes Effect in Alaska:
In Alaska, a new law requiring that doctors notify a parent of women age 17 and under who are seeking abortions went into effect yesterday after Superior Court Judge John Suddock refused Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest's (PPGNW) request to block it. The new law permits a judicial bypass, which has been shown difficult for young girls without the means to navigate it.
The law does not, however, require parental consent. If a parent does not consent to the abortion, there is a 48 hour waiting period before the procedure can be performed. . . .
See also: Washington Post: Judge won't block Alaska abortion notification law, by Mary Pemberton