Alaska abortion access unchanged, for now, after Roe v. Wade is overturned

Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 9:44 PM AKDT
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Alaska was one of a handful of states that had legalized abortion before the landmark 1973 decision on abortion was issued. Federal constitutional abortion protections were struck down on Friday, but the state’s constitutional right to privacy was overwhelmingly approved by voters in 1972, and it remains intact. The Alaska Supreme Court ruled that those strong privacy protections extended to reproductive rights and abortion access in 1997.