Voters to decide parent notification measure
Dan Joling of Associated Press reports that voters in Alaska will be voting Tuesday on a ballot measure as to whether a parent or guardian must be notified if a pregnant girl under 18 seeks an abortion.
Ballot Measure 2 pits the anti-abortion advocates Alaska Family Council and Alaskans for Parental Rights vs. Planned Parenthood, American Civil Liberties Union-Alaska and Alaskans Against Government Mandates. Both sides in the bitterly contested issue say they have teenage girls’ best interests at heart, and both accuse the other of pushing for government intrusion into private lives.
Read more about the provisions in the ballot measure on MSN.