In 2010, Alaskan voters passed the Alaska Parental Notification Initiative, which prohibits minor women from obtaining an abortion without informing a parent or guardian. This law limits access to important medical care and places an unneccessary burden on young women who are already facing a difficult situation. The ACLU of Alaska, along with the national ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, and Feldman Orlansky & Sanders, sued to have the courts declare this law unconstitutional.
Status: Victory! In July 2016, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down the law as unconstitutional due to its violation of the equal protection guarantee as well as privacy rights.


Supreme Court of Alaska



Case number

Supreme Court Nos. S-15010, S-15030, S-15039