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The Alaska Supreme Court has upheld the lieutenant governor's refusal to certify a proposed initiative that would generally ban abortions. In January 2011, the state Department of Law reviewed the proposed initiative and deemed it an unconstitutional...
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The Associated PressThe Alaska Senate has passed a bill that would define what constitutes a "medically necessary" abortion. SB49 pertains to what abortions Alaska must pay for under the state Medicaid program. It calls on the Department of Health and Social Services to...
Channel 2 NewsSenate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-Fairbanks, wants to close any loop holes in the state's Medicaid law where someone could use public money for a non-medically necessary abortion. "Because it's a Supreme Court Ruling, because it's a very narrow law,...
Joshua BerlingerPlanned Parenthood says a bill that would cut state funding for abortions in cases which are not "medically necessary" is unconstitutional and unnecessary. Laura Einstein, chief legal counsel for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, told the...
Channel 2 NewsMedically necessary abortions would be defined as those needed to avoid serious risk to the life of the woman under a bill introduced in the Alaska Senate. The measure, from Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, says the state health department may not...
The Associated PressThe Senate majority leader plans to introduce legislation defining a "medically necessary" abortion. Sen. John Coghill of North Pole told an anti-abortion rally -- to applause -- Tuesday that the issue will be looked at this session. Coghill was the...
Channel 2 NewsPro-life supporters held a memorial prayer service at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery Saturday for the lives they say have been lost due to the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion 40 years ago. The memorial prayer service was an...
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The Associated PressAn attorney for Planned Parenthood says she's pleased to see changes the state has made to proposed regulations for abortion payment conditions. Earlier this year, the state health department proposed that, for an abortion provider to be eligible for...
The Associated PressA state court judge has upheld the constitutionality of an Alaska law requiring parental notification of a minor seeking an abortion. The law, stemming from a 2010 initiative, was challenged by Planned Parenthood of the Greater Northwest and others,...
Becky BohrerAlaska's health commissioner says his department didn't intend to restrict the definition of a medically necessary abortion in proposed regulations for abortion payment conditions. Commissioner Bill Streur was responding to Sen. Hollis French, who...
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Channel 2 NewsThe State Department of Health and Social Services is proposing changes to regulations of abortion payment conditions. The department is hearing public input on the issue until July 30th. Current code states that in order for an abortion to receive...
Austin BairdFor the second time in as many weeks, legislators on Thursday debated a proposal to define in state law what qualifies as "medically necessary" abortion. That phrase has carried significance in Alaska since 2001 when the Supreme Court found the state...
Tags: Abortion Issue, Social Issues
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