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Litigation, Bypass of Parental Input into Abortion - Minor

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).