As part of a wider grassroots initiative, Alaska Right to Life is working to ensure that the Kenai Peninsula Borough is a safe haven for unborn Alaskans.

Starting with Kenai, the group aims to bring city and borough level resolutions to local governing bodies, asking them to formally recognize that unborn babies are legal persons deserving of equal protection and equal justice under the law.

While the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, making it possible for individual states to protect unborn life, Alaska continues to be one of the most abortion-friendly states in the nation. Abortion has been legal in Alaska since 1970, three years before Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.

Additionally, the Alaska Supreme Court claims there is a fundamental and constitutional right to abortion, even though the issue is never mentioned in the Alaska Constitution. The high court has also ordered Alaska to pay for abortions through state-funded Medicaid.

The campaign urging the Kenai Borough to support the legal rights of the unborn calls on elected representatives to affirm that the borough will use “all legal means to prevent abortion facilities from operating within this jurisdiction.”

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Pro-life group wants Kenai Borough to be a sanctuary for the unborn

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.


  • Therese Syren says:

    THANKS BE TO GOD and AK Right to Life!!! This is the kind of immediate practical response our unborn babies deserve!!! After signing the petition, what more can we do to help extend this effort throughout Alaska???

  • Andy says:

    Good, keep the movement going!

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Yes thank God
    We need to elect people to Juneau to make new laws like other states to stop the killings of innocence babies
    I’ve said this before what if your Mother KILLED you! so your alive and now your out there screaming kill, kill, kill the innocence baby

  • Gunter Thompson says:

    I’d prefer that the Kenai Peninsula Borough retains its reputation of fairness, liberty, and freedom rather than have a pregnancy mandate shoved down our throats. Alaskan Right to Life: not welcome here.

    • Toby Burke says:

      And where is the fairness, liberty, and freedom for those in their mothers’ wombs waiting to be born? The right to life is the first and foremost right; without which all other rights are absolutely moot. For the love of God, how can one espouse fairness, liberty, and freedom yet be so quick to deny others (those waiting to be born) the very same! And as if to pile absurity upon absurdity you suggest somehow that Alaskans who believe in the right to life are essentially advocating holding women down and impregnating them against their will. May Alaskans have the clarity of mind to roundly reject the moral rubbish suggested by such shortsighted “patriots”.

  • Hemphill Kimberly says:

    How about the approximate 3000 children already born in Alaska that need foster and or forever homes now???
    This group doesn’t help born children, do not trust them to feed, educate, or provide housing for them, or they would have already done it.
    Their lack of actin for the born children shows their true colors.

    • Toby Burke says:

      Such a compassionate, caring soul! What a wonderful solution you suggest! Since there are children in the foster care system somehow that makes abortion (child murder) a more compassionate, sensible option? Wow, it sounds like your suggested solution is in actuality better known as the FINAL SOLUTION.