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Litigation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor (Pre-Dobbs)

Previously, minors could not obtain an abortion without parental consent Alaska Stat. § 18.16.010, but minors had the right to counsel in the bypass of consent proceedings under Alaska Stat. § 18.16.030(d).  In 2007, the Alaska Supreme Court held that the consent requirement violated the privacy provisions of the Alaska Constitution.  State v. Planned Parenthood of Alaska, 171 P.3d 577, 583 (Alaska 2007).  


The subsequent version of the statute required parental notification and also provided a right to counsel for the minor in hearings related to judicial bypass of parental notification.  Alaska Stat. § 18.16.030(a), (d).  However, in 2016, the Alaska Supreme Court held that the newly enacted notification provision violated the state's equal protection clause. Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. State, 375 P.3d 1122, 1143 (Alaska 2016).  




Note: Since the U.S. Supreme Court decision's in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, 142 S.Ct. 2228 (2022), the laws governing abortion are complicated and rapidly changing.  This major development may not be current since Dobbs.  For up-to-date information about the status of abortion by state, please see Center for Reproductive Rights, After Roe Fell: Abortion Laws by State.