More than half a dozen file boxes containing the signatures of about 47,000 Alaskans were submitted to the state Elections Division office today. That’s more than enough to qualify an initiative – requiring an under aged girl to notify her parents before an abortion – for the ballot. The legislature passed such a law in 1997, but it never went into effect and was found to be un-constitutional by the state Supreme Court in 2007. Jim Minnery, of the organization “Alaskans for Parental Rights,” says backers of the initiative have also met the requirements to get signatures from most of the House districts in the state.
Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage
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