Blogs by Rep Bob Lynn

Blog site of Representative Bob Lynn, Alaska House of Representatives,District 31 Anchorage, Alaska. Blogs consist of public comments during legislative sessions, speeches, political commentary, as well as personal observations, and some journal type entries. Comments are invited.

Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Member of the Alaska State House of Represeentatives since 2003. US Air Force, Retired; military bandsman; F94C interceptor pilot; Vietnam service as radar controller (Monkey Mountain), radar site commander(Pleiku); Government Contract Management; Public school Teacher, Retired. Married 55 years to Marlene Wagner Lynn, 6 children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Member St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Church. Former Tucson Arizona policeman, Ambulance Driver and Mortician's Assistant, Realtor (currently on referral status).

Sunday, April 06, 2008


Today, the House passed on reconsideration a bill 23-15 that requires minor girls to obtain parental permission for an abortion. The legislation was HB364, and I was a co-sponsor. The bill was in response to the Alaska Supreme Court 3-2 decision to overturn the parental consent law passed in 1997. There’s now a new Alaska Supreme Court judge, and that provides some hope for HB364 being upheld.

I had planned some comments on the bill, but a wise legislator knows that if the votes are there, shut up and vote! The following is what I was going to say,

“HB364 is really a ‘parental rights bill,’ not an abortion bill. Children don’t belong to the United States Supreme Court. Children don’t belong to the Alaska Supreme Court. Children, even pregnant minor girls, are a Gift from God to parents. If parents are to have responsibility for children, they need and deserve parental rights – and those rights include the right to know when their child is bearing their grandchild, and the right to exercise parenting responsibilities before their minor girl aborts her child, and their grandchild.”


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