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Alaska, like most states, has ordered a halt to all non-essential surgeries. Despite the emergency order, Planned Parenthood in Alaska is continuing operations as normal.

The state is concerned that non-essential surgeries are taking up valuable medical supplies needed to fight COVID-19, and now pro-life organizations in Alaska are urging Governor Mike Dunleavy to enforce his mandate with respect to abortion clinics.

“We have reached out to the Dunleavy Administration and are awaiting a response that should come very shortly,” Jim Minnery of the Alaska Family Council said in a March 26 email to pro-life supporters. “It’s outrageous to realize that as people and facilities are delaying important medical procedures to make way for the ever-growing wave of COVID-19 patients, abortionists are prioritizing the termination of healthy unborn lives.”

Minnery is encouraging Alaskans to participate in an online rally (see details below) at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, to learn about how the abortion industry is flaunting health mandates and continuing to perform elective abortions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alaska Right to Life is also asking the governor to enforce state mandates with regards to abortion clinics.

“While we all stay home from work and school, sacrificing income, education, and even our own healthcare, Planned Parenthood is ignoring the Governor’s health mandate to cancel all elective procedures for three months,” Pat Martin of Alaska Right to Life said in an March 26 email.

“Urge him to close Planned Parenthood immediately,” Martin added. “Health Mandate 5.1 requires all elective and non-emergency procedures to halt, be cancelled for three months.

Several states, including Mississippi, Ohio, Louisiana and Texas, have already issued instructions noting that elective abortions should cease during the COVID-19 pandemic.


WHEN: Thursday, March 26, 11 a.m. Alaska time

PARTICIPANTS: Live Action – a national pro-life investigative news

CONTENT: The meeting will provide an overview of how the abortion business is continuing its operations during COVID-19 crisis, and how pro-life advocates can push back and save lives.

WHERE: Live stream on Live Action’s Facebook pageYouTube channel, and Twitter.


  • Lila Rose, LiveAction Founder and President
  • Senator Katrina Jackson (D-LA), pro-life legislator
  • David Daleiden, Founder & Project Lead, Center for Medical Progress
  • Christina Francis, Chair of American Association of Pro-Life OBGYNS
  • Mallory Quigley, VP of Communications for Susan B. Anthony List
  • Bishop Vincent Matthews, President, Church of God in Christ Missions

Gov. Dunleavy asked to enforce emergency mandate with regards to abortions

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.