ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage judge has allowed the parental notification law to stand, but with some changes.
Superior Court Judge John Suddock wrote in his decision Monday evening that physicians should not go to jail for failing to comply with the new law, which requires doctors to notify a parent before performing an abortion on girls younger than 18.
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and two doctors were seeking to stop the law, saying it violates the rights of minors and causes health care delays for young women.
Clover Simon the Vice President of Planned Parenthood in Alaska says "we are pleased that the judge gave a partial injunction. He obviously felt responsibility to let the law go forward if he could."