Click the above image to watch a video of the July 2 pro-abortion protest filmed by Politadick.

A group of about 50 pro-abortion activists gathered in downtown Palmer to scream anti-American and anti-Supreme Court slogans for a couple of hours on July 2. Protesters, including transgender and LGBTQ activists, voiced outrage at the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade last month, which let each state decide the abortion question.

One of the main organizers, Mikayla Bell, posted to Instagram that the high court’s decision means “most of the United States will ban abortions and women, non-binary, gender fluid, trans men, and others with a uterus, will lose their reproduction rights, and their choice to medically terminate a  unwanted pregnancy.”

Anti-Supreme Court, anti-American and anti-Christian sentiment was prominent throughout the protest with attendees screaming “abort the court,” “Keep your theology out of my biology,” and “Not the church, not the state, people must decide their fate.” The activists also held signs that read: “Abort the government,” “The U.S. doesn’t deserve a birthday party this year,” and “To hell with theocracy.”

Abortion activists gather July 2 to chant and scream slogans along the streets of downtown Palmer.

A local citizen journalist, who posts videos under the name “Politadick,” was on hand to livestream the entire protest. Attendees called him “an extreme terrorist,” and at several points blocked his camera with signs and yelled at him for being in attendance. In one instance, a bicycler bumped into him to get him to leave the scene.

About half-way through the rally, Mikayla Bell led a group of pro-abortionists across the street to confront a small handful of pro-life advocates who were holding pro-life signs, singing Christian hymns and engaging protesters in conversation.

Pro-abortionists approached the pro-lifers, screamed at them and claimed that killing unborn babies was necessary because many would just end up on adoption lists, in foster care or living in poverty. One activist asserted that abortions serve to save the lives of women who might otherwise commit suicide if they gave birth to their unborn baby.

During the confrontation, a local business owner asked the pro-abortionists to move away from her storefront, saying they did not have a permit to block traffic by protesting in front of her business.

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Pat Chesbro addresses pro-abortion activists on July 2 in Palmer.

A Palmer police officer stopped by the rally to tell attendees that they needed to stay out of the street.

Democratic U.S. Senate Candidate Pat Chesbro, who has made abortion advocacy a major plank in her campaign, used the opportunity to stump for her political campaign. Taking a bull horn, she attempted to tie Independence Day to abortion rights.

“As we celebrate our Independence, I’m wondering who we are giving our independence to,” she told a cheering crowd. “I’m wondering if we should change our pledge to, ‘we wish we had liberty and justice for all,’ because last week the Supreme Court destroyed the liberties of many, many millions of people, and we don’t know what’s next.”

Chesbro went on to deride the Mat-Su School Board’s recent decision to prohibit biological males from competing in girls’ sports, and then blasted the Mat-Su Borough for rescinding a restrictive ordinance on gun ranges.

After criticizing Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to confirm some of the Supreme Court justices who voted to overturn Roe, Chesbro then encouraged attendees to take a page from the Ukrainians and fight for their rights.

“I wonder if we are as strong as the Ukrainians in fighting the people who want to take over our country and make it an autocracy, make it a fascist country?” she said. “Are we that strong? If so, we have to vote … and we have to mobilize.”

One woman grabbed the megaphone to urge “white cis gendered men and women” to “use their white privilege” to aide blacks and indigenous people in protecting the ability to kill their unborn babies.

Another woman, dressed all in black, praised the USSR for being one of the first nations to legalize abortion. Her announcement drew cheers.

The following day, Alaska Right to Life organized a small gathering in the same location to pray for the future of Palmer.

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Anti-American, pro-abortion rally spills into streets of downtown Palmer

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.


  • Reggie Taylor says:

    Palmer being the conservative hub of Alaska, these snotty-nosed young hussies (led by a few angry Killary clones) are trying to attack the community with their unmoral values. It might work, too…… a few decades………if their ideology hasn’t self destructed by then. Their problem is that by not having children, they aren’t replaced genetically…….and that’s a relief. Their replacements come from abroad, and first generation immigrants are almost universally conservative, and I don’t care what color conservatives are. I like ’em because they aren’t as evil as baby killers.

    • Mikayla bell says:

      We aren’t “baby killers” we stand with the actual living breathing people who shouldn’t be forced to carry out a pregnancy if they don’t want to and this article twisted what really happened, first the guy on the bicycle never touched the guy recording us and the local business around us never asked us to stop or move even one of the businesses gave me,Mikayla bell, their card so they can support us next time and I have filed a request to use the down town pavilion so we were allowed to be there and I did not lead the group of 70* people across the street to yell at the pro lifers a few people went over there to talk to them but were advised to leave them alone and my friends brought them a sign to use but they picked it up and put it in there pocket, we never went over to the pro-lifers and yelled at them The pro lifers cross the street and came to us and we’re debating with us we did not go out of our way to talk to them. And the police were not called on us the police were called on the guy recording because he was in the road we were never in the road we were on the sidewalk in the grass where we were allowed to be and he tried to tell the police that we pushed him in the road.

      • Davidson Joel says:

        A business owner is on video asking several pro-abortion protesters to vacate the sidewalk near her business (1:13:50 mark). The video also shows pro-abortion protesters crossing the street (and standing in it) to yell at the handful of prolifers on the the other side of the street (1:11:48 mark). Later, you and another woman cross the street and dump a pro-abortion sign next to the prolifers. Lastly, the video shows (54:19 mark) members of your group shoving signs into the camera of the citizen videographer as he tried to film the gathering. These are simple facts. Here’s the video link:

      • Jackie Goforth says:

        Since I was there, I have to say, this diatribe is complete fiction. FIRST: Abortion is baby killing. During the cited incident one of the protestors loudly proclaimed that he “likes killing babies!” I know. I was there. I am the owner of the poster. Perhaps it’s also known that the satanic church filed a lawsuit in Texas to defend its religious right to ritual abortions (child sacrifice)?
        SECOND: The business owner DID call the police about the incident in front of her business. I know that as well. I spoke with the officer.
        THIRD: The protestors went WAY OUT OF THE WAY to engage us. I was approached and accosted five times over the course of the afternoon. I never once made a move to approach ANY protestor.
        FOURTH: I have the incident with the recording guy on my phone, too. From across the street,
        Surely you know the difference between truth and fiction.

      • Catherine says:

        You just contradicted yourself Mikayla. First you state: “we aren’t baby killers”, then you state “we shouldn’t be forced to carry a pregnancy if we don’t want to”. You can’t have it both ways. If you “don’t want to carry a pregnancy to term” then you are in fact, a baby killer. I have no time for petulant, selfish people-choicers.

      • Reggie Taylor says:

        “We aren’t “baby killers”……..”
        If you procure an abortion, you have killed your baby. If you perform an abortion, you have killed a baby. If you promote abortion on demand, you promote a holocaust. Those are facts, based on biology and the longstanding definitions of the words used.

      • Jes Sayin says:

        Why do we think that these women are so upset with this ruling? These aren’t pregnant women seeking an abortion. They are seeking protection of their body. As men, we don’t have an equivalence.

        Also, as I mentioned in a post on another article, Jewish law allows and promotes the saving of a Mother’s life in the event that the unborn child could endanger the life of the Mother. Can we not respect the laws of a religion that Jesus was born into? The Torah? Are we to force these woman to disobey their religious convictions?

    • Random Alaskan says:

      This is the area where our governors, starting with Walker and now Dunleavy, are putting all the illegals they’re hastily shipping in under the cover of darkness and without vthe approval of Alaskans!

  • Rev Joseph Wargacki says:

    “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.” Fr. Joseph

  • D Pempek says:

    Chesbro equates “liberty” with the murder of children. Electing her would be the equivalent of approving the murder of “unwanted” people. Are the elderly next? Mentally challenged? Physical handicapped? Homeless? People with cancer? You would be hard pressed to convince me that having an abortion is better than prevention.

  • Larry Wood says:

    We as a society are where Israel was during the Kindom of Judah when the Hebrews practiced Baal worship. Just as evil, just as insane. Here, these ‘women’ actually call for the death of the unborn in celebration to . . . what? Frankly, they need to get their tubes tied, because they are uncertainly unfit to ever be mothers. Then, they be as stupidly promiscuous and irresponsible as they want about sex. in the mean time, they need to shut up and go away. There are two death cults in this country: 1) Islam; 2) the Democrat Party and its useful idiots.

    • Catherine says:

      I agree. I wish these women would all shut up and let the rest of us affirm Life. If they are so hostile to the idea of having children then by all means get a hysterectomy.

    • Jes Sayin says:

      Larry, what ever happened to the 1st amendment?

    • Jes Sayin says:

      Larry, see my post above. ☝

    • Jes Sayin says:

      Another thought Larry, would be why don’t men just get a vasectomy. That would solve the problem you see as well.

    • Jes Sayin says:

      Also, I’m guessing you don’t know any Muslims if you believe them to be a death cult.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Seinfeld quote for these potential mothers that if and when, God help that child .” It’s only true if you believe it “ quoted by George Costanza. I would love it if in my realm I could simply close my eyes and wish like crazy, then all the nut jobs would disappear. Please return to the land of misfits.

  • Lucinda Thompson says:

    Why are Christians so interested in what goes on with people’s naughty bits?

    • Lobo says:

      Perhaps it is because we Christians don’t appreciate their “naughty bits” demanding that “we Christians” accept, and bow to their demands.. If they want to engage in their idea of a normalcy of behavior, that’s their business, and if they break no laws, it’s their right, but, their “naughty bits” demand that I kneel, and accept their behavior, and it has legal, and social impacts on my life.

  • CD says:

    I would ask the pro abortionists, “Aren’t you glad your mother did not abort you?”

    • Jes Sayin says:

      Hey CD, I think the term is “Pro-choice”. Are you ok with the government telling you what to do with your body?

  • MF says:

    What you do in the privacy of your own home is your own business. As a Christian, I don’t care, as long as nobody is getting hurt, tho I do feel sorry for you. It’s you leftists who insist that we MUST accept your depravities, that we MUST give up our rights, (privacy in women’s bathrooms and all female sports, for instance) to make room for the sickos of society. We will not cave to or change our behavior to support your mental illnesses.

    • Jes Sayin says:

      MF, have you EVER been accosted in the bathroom? If so, your concern would be warranted. BUT, I’m assuming you haven’t and that is just fear. You don’t need to fear those that are different. We all want the same thing…. Love, respect and the choice to live our lives as we feel fit.

      • Random Alaskan says:

        That’s the most ludicrous and immature answer I’ve ever read. Sure, let’s make an avenue for rapists to creep in behind the crazies and harm our children, which is their main goal. No thanks.,

      • Jes Sayin says:

        Random, you just proved my point. You have this fear that “something” bad has or will happen. Can you provide all of us with some statistics that say that occurs? Immaturity is not knowing a reality outside what you “think” you know. Please, by all means, share what you know about these statistics.

  • Akdale says:

    I have not experienced a civil discussion with a pro choice person. Each time they get emotional and irrational. This event and the above post by the organizer is stereotypical. My comment is as much as you may be angered by the reversal of rvw, I am angered by the taking of an innocent life, likely more so. I guess we just manage our anger in different ways

    • Jes Sayin says:

      Akdale, I would be happy to have this discussion with you. I promise no emotional outbursts. Can’t guarantee that my comments will make it through though. PLEASE, let’s engage

    • Jes Sayin says:

      I’m still willing to have the discussion

  • Reggie Taylor says:

    “Why are Christians so interested in what goes on with people’s naughty bits?”
    1) Men are refused a legal position in the lives of their pre-born babies, even though they’re held financially responsible for the children they don’t want.
    2) Christians, as well as everybody else, are forced to pay for many abortions through both taxes to government and premiums to health insurance insurance companies to perform the abortions they morally oppose.
    3) Christians, like everybody else (including their children), have to negotiate their way through these public displays of anger and hatred on their sidewalks and parks, and many of us are sick and tired of it.

    • Jes Sayin says:

      1) The doesn’t carry the child.
      2) I don’t think you are accurate here. Love to hear the data.
      3) Displays of anger??? That seems highly misplaced. Explain

  • Akdale says:

    Everyone needs to watch this and if you are not saddened, well….

    • Jes Sayin says:

      That’s horrific. I would like to think that the trama of making that decision would be just as horrific for the Mother. These are not decisions that I think a woman takes lightly and they live with those decisions throughout the rest of their lives.

      • Akdale says:

        Its barbaric. Its used as birth control. The vast majority of abortions have nothing to do with health. The foundational argument of rights of the woman is not defensible. Its a seperate human a life. If we found simple bacteria in space, we would say we found life. When we check for life in a person….we check for a pulse. Pregnancy is life. Society is filled with restrictions on people. Prostitution is not legal, suicide, use of most drugs, forced vaccinations. The list goes on. None of these comes close to the barbaric practice of abortion yet here we are fighting to justify it.

      • Akdale says:

        Most mothers have no clue this happens. If they watched this i wonder how many would go through with it. Yes, many mothers are traumatized by the process…one has to wonder why if its just a meaningless blob. Interesting a miscarriage is bad, abortion….a health choice. Rape, inecst….so infinitesimal number its use is an excuse to justify the millions of unwanted baby terminations. In what other instance do we hold the child responsible for the crime of the biological father? As horrible an experience as it must be, thats what is being suggested.

    • Jes Sayin says:

      I am curious, Akdale, have you ever had to make that decision?

      • Akdale says:

        Yes. As a dad. In my teens i chose to fund one. I live with that every day.

      • Jes Sayin says:

        I’m sorry that you had to deal with that @Akdale. That is a tremendously hard thing to deal with, but some Mothers have no choice. I appreciate you sharing. Respect those that have to have to make the same very difficult decision, especially if they are with child due to horrible circumstances.

  • Emilie Knapple says:

    You can spin it, twist it, rationalize it in your own mind. Abortion is murder for convenience. The convenience of not having to face your consequences of your actions. or your partners, or you didn’t bother with protection or it failed. Your stomach would turn if you saw the process, unless your just a thoughtless jackal. And NO don’t come at me with “what about incidences of Rape”, in almost all situations, A CHOICE CAN be made. A choice to give life, even in cases that are horrific. Its called stop being a victim, and start taking control of your actions, your decisions and your life. Abortion is NOT womens health care, its a lie many choose to believe.

    • Jes Sayin says:

      Emilie, so if I understand what you are saying, it’s that it is the woman’s fault in cases of rape or incest? Do you really believe that?

  • Jes Sayin says:

    I think that if we want to use the term “Pro-Abortion” (which is quite simply wrong), we should use the term “Anti-Choice”. Many woman don’t want and don’t have an abortion that fall into the “Pro-choice” field, they just don’t want the government telling them what to do with their bodies. If I can paint with a broad brush, not unlike the gun debate. Can we agree on that?

    • Akdale says:

      Its not just their body. Its a baby too. But to address this, your for legal suicide, prostitution, and zero mandates on vaccination then.

      • Jes Sayin says:

        Too broad a brush Akdale. I appreciate what you’ve shared and I whole-heartedly feel sorry for the pain that you live with every day, but let’s not make these broad statements. What do you say/think about my comment below?

  • Jes Sayin says:

    Just so we are all aware. Jewish law allows for the woman to abort the child if the Mother’s life is endangered. Considering that along with our commitment to the freedom of religion, how do we tell them or even force them to obey their religious beliefs?

    • Jes Sayin says:

      Just re-read my comment. I should have said NOT obey their religious beliefs. Please, let me know. I’m curious on your thoughts.

      • Akdale says:

        Your dismissal of the right to a persons body is odd. “My body my choice” Thats the broad brush. Its either yes or no here, not well only when I say so. You cant use that as your primary defense and then say, not for others. what you call horrible circumstances…that justfies termination of life? No. Horriblie needs to be defined, rape? Incest? Poverty? As for religious freedom. Your religious freedom ends when it involves killing a baby. Satanist are making the same religious freedom assertion. For rape and incest, i would disagree its right, but if the world said only those could be aborted id take it. Why? the number is nothing when compared to the abort for convenience crowd. Millions of babies saved. Compassion is needed here for sure. For mother AND the child. One does not trump the other. BOTH are sacred and made in the image of thier creator.