I support the Parental Notification Initiative, and will be voting yes on 2 come August 24th. It is a sad, crazy day in Alaska when we need to go to the ballot box to restore the rights-and responsibilities-of parents. As a single parent of three, I sign a lot of permission slips. Pierced ears. Volleyball. Field trips. But according to the Supreme Court of Alaska, a trip to an abortion clinic for our underage daughters is none of our business. I understand my daughter's right to privacy, but as a parent, I feel it is my responsibility to be a part of the difficult emotional and moral decisions of our childrens' lives. Whenever any member of my family goes near a hospital, I pray hard - in overtime. I need to know. In a crisis, I'm there - with love, forgiveness, and counsel. It's called parenting. They're our kids. They're our families.