ACLU sues governor for cutting budget of state courts that compel Alaska to pay for elective abortions

By Dave Andrusko Back on July 10, we reposted a story that was both amusing and telling. Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy had decided to cut from the budget of the state Supreme Court the amount it cost the state of Alaska to fund abortions, a requirement (you guessed it) of the Alaska Supreme Court. By …

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Alaska governor to state Supreme Court: The abortion funding you mandated is coming from your budget

By Claire Chretien Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post that appeared at LifeSiteNews. ALASKA, July 1, 2019 – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has a message for the state’s Supreme Court: If you’re going to force taxpayers to fund abortions, that money is coming out of your budget. The Alaska Supreme Court has continually …

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UPDATE: March 28 hearing on bill to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide in Alaska

Editor’s note. This appeared in the Catholic Anchor, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska. A hearing has been set for March 28 at 3 p.m. on a bill that aims to legalize doctor-prescribed suicide in Alaska. House Bill 54, sponsored by Anchorage Democrat Rep. Harriet Drummond would permit doctors to prescribe lethal drugs …

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More than 300 people turn out for pro-life march in Palmer, Alaska

Editor’s note. This appeared in the Catholic Anchor, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Alaska, and is reposted with permission. Mat-Su is short for Matanuska-Susitna Valley, which is located in South Central Alaska. More than 300 people turned out for what many believe is the first-ever pro-life march in Palmer on Saturday, January 28. Mat-Su …

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Pro-abortion lawsuits are a proven strategy in Alaska

By Mario Bird, Catholic Anchor On Nov. 30, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) teamed up with Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and Hawaiian Islands to sue the State of Alaska over abortion restrictions. This marks the sixth time since 1996 that the ACLU has sued the State of Alaska or one of its …

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Wouldn’t You Want to Know if Your Underage Daughter was Having an Abortion?

By Marissa Mayer As a parent, do you care about your child’s health and well-being? In 2010, Alaska voters approved a state law that requires parental notification when their minor daughter requests an abortion (with a bypass option for special circumstances). The goal was to encourage open dialogue between parents and their pregnant daughters. Sounds …

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Alaska Supreme Court strikes down parental notice on abortions

By Joel Davidson Editor’s note. We posted a story last week about this unfortunate decision by the Alaska Supreme Court. The following from the Catholic Anchor (the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Anchorage) goes into greater depth. In split decision, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down a voter-approved law that required at least one parent …

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Alaska Supreme Court strikes down state’s parental notification law

By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about Alaska’s parental notification law, Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest had just appealed Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock’s 65-page decision that upheld the constitutionality of most of the law. Unfortunately, the Alaska Supreme Court today gutted the law approved by 55% of the voters in 2010. …

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Alaska’s annual abortion report rife with vague answers & partial responses

  By Patricia Coll Freeman, CatholicAnchor.org Alaska’s latest annual report on abortions reveals that abortion practitioners are increasingly failing to provide specific answers to questions about their practice or only partially filling out responses to queries about how, why and at what gestational ages abortions were performed, as well as how old women and minor …

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Alaska Supreme Court hears arguments on state’s parental notification law

  By Dave Andrusko When last we wrote about Alaska’s parental notification law, Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock had just upheld the constitutionality of most of the law. The law was a reflection of an August 2010 voter initiative (Ballot Measure 2) that passed with 55% support. In general, the law says abortion providers …

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41 years after Roe, Alaska pro-life advocates still have hope

  By Alexandra Theis Editor’s note. This appeared in the Catholic Anchor, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Anchorage. It is reprinted with permission. A group of 75 pro-life advocates braved the chill and freezing rain to pray at the 14th annual Ecumenical Memorial Prayer Service on January 18th at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery. Anchorage …

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Alaska Judge upholds much of 2010 parental notification law

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha In a decision expected to be appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court, an Anchorage Superior Court judge Monday upheld the constitutionality of most of a state law requiring parents to be notified before their minor daughter has an abortion. Judge John Suddock “said the legal requirement does not violate a teenager’s …

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