I’m sorry that I haven’t had a chance to post in the past few days – I’ve been pounding the pavement and some sorta-pavement in Anchorage Alaska while volunteering on the No on 2 campaign. No on 2 was the campaign against Ballot Measure 2, which was a parental notification measure – it requires notification of parents in order for teens under the age of 18 to access abortion services.
Campaigns against parental notification laws are challenging everywhere. Most parents pause at the thought of their teen having an abortion without them being notified. The reality is that most teens communicate with their parents.
This isn’t about most teens any more than this is about parental rights…the opposition may have pitched it that way, but that don't make it true.
Ballot measure 2 was about passing yet another unnecessary abortion restriction that will do nothing to lower the number of unplanned pregnancies, at risk teens be damned.
And well, shit…damn it all to Juneau and back if Alaska didn’t vote that piece of shit ballot measure through yesterday.
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, FUCK!
It’s hard as hell to lose.
But it’s devastating to think of the Alaskan teens that will face the ramifications of this electoral fail.
I often say that the masses get the government and the laws they work for and vote for…
…but our youth get the government and laws that those 18 and older deliver to them.
Trust that the teens of Alaska don’t deserve ballot measure 2.
This bitch is going to go look at a glacier and then fly my ass on home…