POLITICS
06/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Sarah Palin Backs Abortion Ballot Measure, Bypassing Legislature

Gov. Sarah Palin is backing a ballot measure to bypass the Legislature and make it illegal for teenagers to get an abortion without telling their parents.

The initiative sponsors, including former Lt. Gov. Loren Leman, applied last week to start gathering signatures. The measure would generally forbid a girl under 18 from getting an abortion unless the doctor informed at least one of her parents beforehand.

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