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Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade and returned the abortion question to each state to decide, Alaska abortion activists sprang into action.

Across the state they are planning a series of meetings to brainstorm how to maintain the status quo when it comes to killing unborn babies in Alaska.

While the Supreme Court decision on June 24 does not directly impact Alaska in an immediate way, it does remove one of the greatest federal obstacles to enacting pro-life legislation on the state level.

The Alaska Supreme Court, however, has interpreted the state constitution as guaranteeing a right to abortion, even though the Alaska Constitution does not specifically address that issue. Abortion activists want to ensure that Alaska’s courts hold the line, regardless of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

“In Alaska, access to abortion is protected by our state constitution,” the ACLU of Alaska’s Advocacy Director Mike Garvey stated in an email to supporter on June 24. “And we are focused on making sure it stays that way.”

Abortion activists fear that Alaskans may vote to approve a statewide constitutional convention this November, which would give the people a chance to amend the state constitution and address judicial selection, abortion, gun rights and much more.

Garvey claimed a constitutional convention would “imperil abortion rights in Alaska if voters elect to hold one.”

Over the next few months, the ACLU and Planned Parenthood will work to oppose a constitutional convention for this very reason. They have several events set for Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks and Homer.

On Saturday, June 25, the Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition took a less cerebral approach to defending the ability to kill unborn babies. The group held a protest titled, “We Won’t Go Back.” Angry activists rallied at the Dimond Courthouse, where they were encouraged to scream into megaphones, wave signs, blow kazoos and pound on drums.

For those who want to find out what tactics pro-abortion activists are planning for the future, here are links to their upcoming strategy meetings set for July 9.





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Alaska’s abortion activists urged to scream, pound drums, blow kazoos & strategize

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.


  • Steve Peterson says:

    Garvey says that in Alaska, abortion is protected by our constitution. False.
    Section 1: Inherent Rights
    “This constitution is dedicated to the principles that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the enjoyment of the rewards of their own industry; that all persons are equal and entitled to equal rights, opportunities, and protection under the law…”
    The unborn are persons. They have the same rights as the born.

  • Doug glenn says:

    Notice the ACLU has meetings scheduled Every where but mat Su. . Now that’s funny .

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    You’d think that all these protesters are grade school children that didn’t get they way. It’s time to grow up people. This is adulthood now. You don’t always get your way and there is no participation trophy. You lost. Now move on. Get off the couch and go vote for someone in your district that see like you do. You can change this and protesting and acting like spoiled children isn’t how it’s done. Do you give into the children you DIDN’T MURDER? The ones that are growing up in your houses? No I don’t think you fo. So why are you thinking your yelling, screaming, and carrying on like they do will be any different? What message are you sending you LIVING children? Think about it!

    • Jes Sayin says:

      This seems a little hypocritical, Neil, I think there was plenty of whining from the “right” when Biden won the election.

      Jes Sayin

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Prays answered
    Stop the killings
    Now it’s time for Alaskan to stand up