An Alaska Superior Court judge has sided with abortion giant Planned Parenthood in temporarily halting a state law that prohibits non-physicians such as nurses and nurse midwives from performing chemical abortions. Surgical abortions still must be performed by doctors.

On Nov. 2, Judge Josie Garton issued a preliminary injunction in favor of Planned Parenthood. Previously, only Alaska physicians could conduct abortions using a powerful mix of synthetic hormones that cause an unborn baby’s nourishing placenta to detach from the uterus and induce abortion. Roughly a quarter of Alaska abortions are performed in this manner. They typically involve RU-486, which is used on babies who are up to about two months gestation. After the first round of drugs is administered in the clinic, up to 30% of women abort later at home or work, and as many as five days later. There are serious and well-documented medical side effects of RU-486 abortions, including prolonged, severe bleeding and life-threatening systemic infection.

The ruling will likely make it much easier for abortionists to gain access to teenage girls by offering them chemical abortions through school nurse offices.

In 2019, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit challenging Alaska’s law in an effort to make it easier to kill unborn babies statewide. A statement by the abortion company says the injunction was necessary to make abortion more equitable. The case will proceed to trial in July 2022, where Planned Parenthood will attempt to make the temporary ruling permanent.

In recent years, abortion rates have dropped steadily in Alaska and across the nation. Last year the state reported 1,206 Alaska abortions, the fewest in 18 years. The drop is reflected in national studies which show that abortion has plummeted by 24% since 2009, according to recent data from the CDC. Planned Parenthood move to expand chemical abortions is viewed by many pro-life groups as an attempt to reverse this trend.

Planned Parenthood’s chief legal counsel for Alaska, Hannah Brass Greer praised the court’s new ruling.

“Today’s ruling is a victory for the people of Alaska and access to abortion,” she said.

Legal voice, a radical far-left and pro-abortion feminist group, is representing Planned Parenthood in the Alaska case. The organization also aims to advance the LGBTQ political agenda nationwide.

Legal Voice senior attorney Kim Clark claimed the Nov. 2 court ruling was necessary due to the “long legacy of systemic racism and reproductive oppression and coercion in the United States.”

The ruling will likely make it much easier for abortionists to gain access to teenage girls by offering them chemical abortions through school nurse offices and youth centers without parental knowledge.

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Alaska judge rules that nurses can kill babies with chemical abortions

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.


  • Michael S Totten says:

    And how much money did planned Parenthood pay judge GARTON? I think we need to dig into all these crooked judges
    This is disgusting!

  • Ekim+Kcidrub says:

    How many other judges are bought and paid for by the Left ? It’s time to vote them all out. I agree with Mr. Totten and we should hold all of the crooked judges accountable.

  • Summer says:

    How sad. RU-486 is so dangerous. It’s much easier to wash your hands of any liability for a woman’s health when you prescribe a pill and send her home.
    I know three women who were given RU-486 to “complete” a miscarriage. All three ended up in the ER due to massive hemorrhaging.

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Stop the Killings
    That baby is you next husband, wife, your son or daughter the next president, you get the point, it’s a life.
    All of you sick people that support this. What if your mother aborted you, so you have the right to live but not these other innocent children. Think about it.

  • Jen says:

    Hannah Brass Greer can only speak only for herself. Her statement is a very narcissistic statement. She doesn’t speak for everyone. Maybe she is glad cause Hannah wanted an abortion in high school.
    A non narcissist statement would sound like this:
    “Today’s ruling is a victory for Planned Parenthood of Alaska and its access to continued abortion,” because of employer and its staff are the only people she is representing

  • Jen says:

    Its hypocritical for anyone to promote abortion when she birthed two children. If anyone is going to have children, their prochoice opinion has no merit. Hannah Greer obviously is prolife to protecting the lives of her sons.

  • Priscilla+Hurley says:

    The sad thing here is the easy access to a medical or abortion pill. It is, like abortion, marketed as safe and easy, but it is far from it. It is traumatic for the women who falls into the lie due to fear and desperation. Women beware. The ruling is cruel and uncaring for unborn children and women alike.


    Quoting President Ronald Reagan, “I have noticed that everyone for abortion has already been born”. It is the height of hubris that those who are born can take the lives of the unborn.

  • Ruth Ewig says:

    We need to overhaul the justice system in Alaska so that we have a chance to appoint or elect Constitutional judges and lawyers. It is hard to choose who to help get into office when there are no originalists to choose from. Many of the law schools preach a living Constitution instead of using the Original Constitution. What a mess has been created with the change in terms from original to living documents. Imprimus from Hillsdale College has printed a paper addressing the confusion that has been created.

  • NAV says:

    Judge Josie Garton will not escape GOD’s WRATH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Joyce says:

    Well, Judge Garton is up for retention in 2022! So is Judge Gandbhir who allowed the assembly to break the open meetings laws . . .
    Keep that in mind next election cycle!

  • CD says:

    Will remember that judges name on Election Day to get her out.