PETERSBURG, AK Alaskan voters will decide this month whether the parents of pregnant teens have to be notified if their minor child is going to have an abortion. Primary ballot measure two would require a doctor tell parents forty eight hours before performing an abortion a daughter who is 17 years old or younger. Failure to do so could result in a criminal penalties for the doctor. However, parental consent would waive the two-day waiting period. A minor could be exempted from the notification requirement, if they can show they are from an abusive home.
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