JUNEAU — Lawmakers will consider a bill that a legislative attorney says could violate provisions of the state and U.S. constitutions.
Republican Sen. Mike Dunleavy’s SB 191 would restrict representatives of abortion services providers from providing instruction of any kind in public schools. It lays out penalties for violations for teachers, doctors and abortion services providers who violate the restrictions.
The Senate Education Committee is set to hear the bill on Thursday.
Legislative attorney Kate Glover says the measure could violate the free speech rights of teachers and abortion providers by preventing them from associating. Glover, in a memo requested by Democratic Sen. Berta Gardner, says the bill also raises equal protection questions because it singles out representatives of abortion services providers for differential treatment.