Alaska judge upholds parental notification abortion law

[JURIST] An Alaskan Superior Court judge on Monday refused to block a law requiring parental notification for women under the age of 18 to have an abortion [JURIST news archive], allowing the law to take effect Tuesday. The law was approved by voters in August but was challenged [complant, PDF] by Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest [advocacy website]. Judge John Suddock declined to enjoin the law [AP report] but did make several changes. Suddock struck provisions allowing fines and…

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