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Saturday, November 3, 2007

Parental consent law struck down, Palin fires back!

UPDATE: Check out this excerpt from a KTUU news story...great reasoning by Gov. Palin:

"The governor argues that teens are required to get permission for small things like pierced ears. 'Yet a very invasive surgical procedure can take place on this girl and her body without parental consent,' Palin said."

Also, kudos to State Rep. Fred Dyson, who says he plans to introduce an amendment the state constitution to overrule the courts decision.

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Alaska's Supreme court has struck down the state's decade-old law requiring parental consent for abortions performed on girls under the age of 16 (click here for report). Governor Palin called the decision "outrageous" and said that the court "failed Alaska by separating parents from their children during such a critical decision". She also instructed Alaska's Attorney General, Talis Colberg, to file a petition for a rehearing.

I will keep close tabs on this outrage and will update you if and when more information becomes available.

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2 comments:

Chris said...

Ridiculous. Kudos to the court. With the high number of rapes in Alaska, parental consent requirements are a horrible idea.

Sarah said...

Thank God the courts know their constitutional commitments, because it sounds like there are too many people trying to make everyone's personal choices. WHO the HELL do these politicians think they are? dictators? I WILL decide how many mouths I can feed, not YOU.