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.