Charlie Huggins on Abortion
Supports bill to bar abortion providers from teaching sex ed
The Alaska Senate pushed forward a controversial bill to bar "abortion services providers" from teaching sex education in schools, and require parental permission before children could be taught any sex education. The bill doesn't mention
Planned Parenthood by name, but that organization is a favorite target of social conservatives.
Senate Rules Committee chairman Charlie Huggins held a hearing and passed Senate Bill 89 on to the Senate floor.
The action on the bill drew immediate objections from Planned Parenthood and allies of the organization, which teaches sex ed to more than 2,000 children in Alaska. The group also pointed to˙a legal memo˙sent to Huggins by a legislative attorney,
who said SB 89 could violate constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedom of association and expression, and would likely face a court challenge. In an interview, Huggins said that there are legal objections to "almost every bill."
Source: Anchorage Daily News on SB89 Alaska Voting Records
, Feb 25, 2016
Supports mandatory ultrasounds
The "Extreme Team" of right-wing Republicans in the state senate, starring Cathy Giessel (R), Fred Dyson (R), John Coghill (R), Charlie Huggins (R) (and their token DINO Donny Olson "D") have sponsored a forced ultrasound bill in the Alaska legislature.
This bill mandates that the physician perform an ultrasound regardless of its medical necessity prior to performing an abortion, even though Alaska Supreme Court has stated laws may not place unnecessary burdens on a woman's right to an abortion.
Source: Huffington Post on 2018 Alaska gubernatorial race
, May 21, 2012
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