Rather than clearly identifying support for abortion as an intrinsic evil, the voter guide asks Alaskans to ponder whether a candidate will “support policies that provide women in difficult pregnancies with pre- and post-natal care, transportation and employment assistance.”

A confusing follow up question again suggests that abortion is one of many things to consider before voting. It asks voters to ponder whether a candidate will oppose “abortion, racism, assisted suicide, euthanasia, the death penalty, embryonic stem cell research, and violence.”

After briefly addressing pro-life issues, the Alaska voter guide moves on to religious liberty, the creation of Alaska jobs, low income housing, educational tax credits, public education, affordable health care for low income families, immigration reform, climate change and the protection of marriage.

Nowhere does the guide ever suggest an order of importance when weighing these issues.

10.24 > Milquetoast Guidance

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.