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As I write this, the U.S. Senate is considering the nomination of one of the most pro-abortion candidates for Health and Human Services in history, Alex Becerra.

Likely this week, the U.S. Congress will be voting on the mislabeled, Equality Act, that would be horrific public policy for those who care about the rights of unborn Americans.

Federally, it is no surprise that public officials are advancing measures to make it easier for pre-born babies to be aborted. In the Alaska State Legislature, we are often fighting this battle in Juneau against those who see the taking of unborn life as a “fundamental right.”

But what about when Planned Parenthood, an organization that performed 354,871 abortions according to it’s latest report, actively tries to get people elected to office in local races ? What is it they are trying to do ?

In the upcoming Municipality of Anchorage Election taking place on Tuesday, April 6, the largest abortion provider in America is endorsing six candidates. In the race for Mayor, Forrest Dunbar, Bill Falsey and George Martinez have received a stamp of approval from Planned Parenthood. In the School Board contest, Carl Jacobs, Kelly Lessens and Dora Wilson get a thumbs up.

Alaska Family Action is finalizing our annual Values Voter Guide survey that we do across the state and that will be available shortly for the Municipality of Anchorage election. Stay tuned.

But for now, we thought it was important to inform pro-family, pro-life Alaskans as soon as possible about those in the race who are proud to be associated with an organization whose founder, Margaret Sanger, “skillfully crafted her language of caring for children and women while at the same time blatantly spewing her repugnance for the ‘unfit,’ the ‘garden weeds,’ and the “human beings who should never have been born at all.”

Make no mistake about it. Margaret Sanger, a racist and eugenicist, and her vision for Planned Parenthood lives on.

How ironic that liberal, progressive-minded people like these six candidates, who define themselves as tolerant when it suits them, are so proud to associate with and even wave the banner for a group whose founder is also quoted as saying, “the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extinction, of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.

Abortion has such ugly roots and its fruit is as disdainful and heartbreaking as it has ever been

As you’re preparing yourself for the April 6 election, ask yourself if you want people on the Anchorage School Board comfortable with calling people “human weeds.”  Consider those same candidates’ desire to give books like Planned Parenthood-approved “They Call Me Max” about a gender-confused girl to 3rd graders. The comprehensive sex-ed curricula being advanced by Planned Parenthood across the country actually includes promoting pornography to stay at home youth during the pandemic.

You can’t make this stuff up.

On the mayoral side, these candidates have likely assured Planned Parenthood, based on surveys found in other communities, that they support the Municipality of Anchorage providing funding for abortions, an insurance plan that underwrites abortion and “gender reassignment” procedures along with direct funding from the muni, meaning your taxes and mine, to the abortion giant.

It’s truly mind boggling to comprehend how power, in the hands of those who are not aligned with Biblical truth, can harm a community.  “When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.” Proverbs 29:2

But do not lose hope. We are each called to engage for such a time as this.

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National abortion chain endorses Anchorage mayoral and school board candidates

Jim Minnery
A lifelong Alaskan, Jim Minnery has served as the executive director of Alaska Family Council since its inception in 2006.