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Alaskans approve parental notification law backed by bishops

August 27, 2010

By a 55%-44% margin, Alaska voters on August 24 approved a measure requiring teens to notify their parents before having an abortion.

“I was happy to see that common sense prevailed,” said Archbishop Roger Schwietz told of Anchorage. “Parents, no matter where they are on the abortion issue, understood: to be parent is to be a parent. You have responsibility for your children and therefore you should be able to know what they’re doing, and not have other people take away the right to know.”


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  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Aug. 28, 2010 9:44 PM ET USA

    Thank God the people of Alaska have taken action to safeguard the rights of both parents and children. No one should be taking away a parent's or child's right at such a vulnerable time.