Politics & Government

August 25, 2010 7:20 AM

Alaskans OK measure requiring parents be told of abortion

Ballot Measure 2 was one of the most fiercely contested items in the primary election and the first time Alaska voters confronted the abortion issue at the polls. Under the new law, likely to be in effect in December, a teen will be able to get around the requirement that her parents be notified only if she appears before a judge or provides the doctor notarized statements attesting to abuse at home.

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