Three days before Alaskans gathered to celebrate Christmas and the birth of Jesus Christ, the head ACLU’s Alaska chapter took a moment to acknowledge the Winter Solstice and her support of the continuing killing of unborn babies through abortion.

The Dec. 22 “Happy Solstice” message from Executive Director Mara Kimmel never once mentioned Christmas or even the “holidays.” It does, however, highlight abortion as one of the most important “values we cherish as Alaskans.”

“As the promise of more light is right around the corner, I am excited about what is to come in the next few months for our families and neighbors,” Kimmel wrote. “After a very active election season, we can take a breath knowing that Alaska’s constitutional rights are safe, for now. Around the country, Americans spoke loudly in defense of the hard-fought right to abortion – and we prevailed. During the midterm elections, abortion inspired voters to surge to the polls and in doing so, abortion saved democracy.”

Kimmel goes on to celebrate the fact that Alaskans rejected calling a constitutional convention, which she views as a possible threat to abortion and Alaska’s judicial selection process, which makes it nearly impossible to seat conservative judges.

“We protected our right to privacy, to a public education, to equal protection, to abortion, to an independent judiciary, and so many more values we cherish as Alaskans,” Kimmel stated.

She noted that the ACLU is “gearing up to make sure our civil rights are protected during the upcoming legislative session. Our new legal director continues to grow our legal power by expanding our case docket and partnerships with attorneys across the country.”

Kimmel’s seasons greeting letter ended with no mention of the holidays.

“I hope your days this season are filled with laughter, warmth, and good health.”

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Days before Alaskans celebrated Christ’s birth local ACLU head took time to ‘cherish’ abortion

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.


  • Ruth Ewig says:

    What an idiot. The ACLU is another 4 letter word that stands for corruption. Pray that the guilt she feels is tremendous concerning the killing of babies. Pray that she will not be able to sleep at night until she gets her head on straight and gets to know our Lord….

  • Billy says:

    I figured when I read the headline that it would be a disingenuous post. Sad to see that I was correct. Nice of you to take her comments out of context in such a sick, opportunistic way. Nobody cherishes -abortions-. If you want to be taken seriously as a journalist, you need to have at least some ability above 0 to understand context. She was obviously referring to cherishing the RIGHT of a woman to choose that was recently stripped away by SCOTUS after 50 years.

    And her ending seems perfectly warm and friendly. She was just addressing everyone, regardless of their religion. Seems silly to take offense at someone wishing you happiness, security and good health.

    I also wish you happiness, security and good health this season.

  • Carbon tax says:

    She, like me and most Alaskans, cherishes the freedom to make our own health care choices and the liberty to be free from the government birth mandates that could kill us.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      I have to laugh at how the lefty schills and bots are now recently wording their posts to make it sound like they support conservative values and then they sneak in their lefty views. This is happening across the entire web. Something is about to happen, the globalists have given the order to the schills and bots to carry out. Interesting times ahead.

    • Proud Father says:

      Abortion is not health care, never was never will be. The government does not have “birth mandates” and such imagined items are not killing anyone. Never should the life of an innocent unborn child be taken for the sake of convenience which certainly defines the reason for almost all abortions. The “rape and saving the life of the mother” argument is also bunk. There are many children of rape who were not killed and lived full and wonderful lives, grateful they were given the chance to do so. And if an unborn baby is putting the mothers life at risk it no longer becomes an abortion because something medically is wrong. Thus departing from the definition of abortion. If you don’t want to deal with being pregnant, don’t do the deed that gets you there. Super simple.

    • Sharon Alice Turner says:

      Your have myriad list of choices that need not lead to pre-meditated murder of innocent persons. Try using those choices sir. Beginning with Godly, life affirming real men, who have the ethical guts to honor the sanctity of all human life. Begin with abstinence rather that murder. You will sleep “Like a Baby.” The “Blackmun’s Abortion” was all based on lies, and US Constitution has no such clause re the right to privacy.

    • Sharon Turner says:

      Killing innocent children is NOT health care. And the only ‘pseudo’ medical procedures designed to end human lives (*65 million and counting) rather than to save and nurture life. Guess medical persons o longer take an oath that includes the words ” At least do no harm”

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Mara Kimmel says that the ACLU is “gearing up to make sure our civil rights are protected during the upcoming legislative session. Our new legal director continues to grow our legal power by expanding our case docket and partnerships with attorneys across the country.” Do you know how their “legal” power is growing? Because the lefties has dark money flowing in from evil sources trying to make sure that they can buy off all of the judges and keep suing the humanity-loving people into financial poverty. Mara Kimmel, your time in God’s system is not for long.

  • John J Otness says:

    Demons love the exact opposite of what is good and of GOD they are here walking among us inhabiting many we see . Murdering the helpless is directly from allowing a demon to reside within . Normal folks could never say they cherish murdering a precious soul sent. from GOD. Its just. not within our being… Capitulating ones soul to put layers over the pain in life is a result . Words that say I cherish abortion is not what I see in this womans heart , I see deep down under that callous verbaige is a scared little girl whose identity has been turned over to yes a demon. She needs prayer and love. GOD can heal a seared heart and mind… I know many woman who have had abortions and none of them have said they cherished it, No but I do detect a longing sadness of a nurturing Mother missing a love that could have been. There is no cherish in the heart of a Mother that has made that decision to abort.

    • Kralc says:

      Demons and Angels are the SAME THING. The only difference is God kicked 1/3 of the angels out of his house when they did what HE designed them to do. Which begs the question of how did God make so many mistakes? And if you believe that God is perfect and incapable of mistakes, then the only logical conclusion is that God WANTED Angels to corrupt man.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Mara Kimmel’s ACLU bio:

  • Steve Peterson says:

    Ya really can’t totally blame Birky for straying.

  • AJ says:

    Ofc she didn’t say Merry Christmas. She’s Jewish and she’s pro-abortion. Tell me again about “Judeo-Christian” values.

    How come we haven’t heard anything about her husband Berkobutt? Remember when he was having licentious relations with New anchor Maria Athens and an employee at his restaurant?

    • Shifra says:

      Ok, I’ll tell you again about “Judeo-Christian” values. Or more specifically Jewish values. Abortion is NOT a Jewish value, despite the ingenuous claims of some apostate Jews to the contrary. Abortion is forbidden by the Torah (only exception is to save the life of the mother, as in an ectopic pregnancy), it is considered murder by the Torah. Torah-observant Jews are pro-life and abhor abortion. Creeps like Berky and Kimmel are Jews, true, but they represent Judaism about as much as Pelosi represents the Catholic Church and Christianity. Their religion is atheism, secularism, communism. Which explains the lack of “Merry Christmas” in her message.
      Like most Jews, I am delighted to wish all my Christian friends and fellow Patriots a Joyful Christmas! And may God grant us success in the New Year in our mutual struggle to save the religious and moral values of our great nation.

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  • Molly says:

    I am appalled at the level of evil of my fellow Jew, her and her husband, their families and friends that support them, and all those that think this is acceptable behavior. She and her ilk will have to atone for not only their personal behavior, but also the evil they have perpetrated in public. We all have to fight with our G-d given strength and faith, with all our might, with all our soul. Every human interaction, especially when confronting evil.

  • Jen says:

    *cringe moment. How could a sane person speak of abortion a cherished value. Ick!

  • Jerry Cogdill Sr says:

    No wonder Bucky went astray. Ug!

  • Dog lick says:

    She cherishes the freedom to chose how to live her life. Doesn’t want to lose her liberty to the birth-even-if-kills-you mandate

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      She wants the freedom to chose? Go ahead then, but quit forcing everyone else to pay for her “freedom to chose.” God will judge all accordingly.

    • Steve P Peterson says:

      Why don’t they “chose” to make the use of simple birth control measures which are basically free and readily available? Why kill a human being for freedom and liberty? You know as well as I do that 95% of abortions would never happen if men simply put on a rubber, or women used the pill. Abortion is the most brutal and inhumane form of birth control.
      Actually I’m surprised that leftists still support abortion since the greatest percentage of people who use abortion are African Americans who, for generations, how voted solidly Democrat. Oh, but that’s right, you are replacing them with folks from south of the border… but wait again, silly Democrats… those people DON’T support abortion. Hmmm…. what a conundrum for you.

    • Proud Father says:

      Please give us the statistics that support the “birth even if it kills you” mantra. Real ones please. I say this because in truth it is so rare that its stastistically insignificant and uncountable. Even planned parenthood in the 60s stated that “Today it is possible for almost any patient to be brought through pregnancy alive, unless she suffers from a fatal disease such as cancer or leukemia, and if so, abortion would be unlikely to prolong, much less save the life” This is about social and economic convenience, nothing more.

      • Billy says:

        In the 60s, Du Pont advertised images of parents carrying babies in cellophane. We gave children bomb-making kits as toys and put lead in ALL their toys. Smoking on planes was all the rage, and nobody wore helmets. You sure you want to use that era as your example of how enlightened medicine was back then?

  • DoneWithIt says:

    Ritualistic sacrifice of humans for “high and noble” purposes is nothing new. It’s in the Old Testament, the Aztecs/Mayans/Incas, ancient Egypt, Levant, the Phoenicians, Neolithic Europe, native Americans, Greco-Roman, Carthage, Celtics/Germanic/Slavic, Mesopotamia, Tibet, China – pretty much everywhere. And it was generally accepted in all societies under the shroud of high minded ideas – to appease the pagan gods, to stop disease and pestilence, for rain, for good crops, for protection against enemies. The high minded ideas for abortion are economic prosperity, “career and travel”, education, and inconvenience. Think about it – all grave sins against humanity have always been accepted by the masses – slavery, human sacrifice – and now modern day abortion.
    Christ’s message has been the bulwark against slavery, human sacrifice, and the modern day sacrifice of the most vulnerable amongst us – abortion.
    Shame on philandering Berkowitz’s wife, shame.

    • Benny says:

      The Bible is extremely brutal towards both women and children. In fact, in several places God slaughters women and children and fetus alike. And slavery is explicitly endorsed in the Bible, as well as stoning women and children to death. Wives weren’t courted, they were PURCHASED by powerful men.

  • Fat Albert says:

    As “They wonder after the Beast”, Another offering to Baal. God save us from this satanic horror show

  • PS says:

    A woman’s right to choose ends if she has not taken precautions, IN ADVANCE, to prevent conception.

  • jon says:

    While your religion is against abortion mine is not. Why do you want to impose your religious beliefs on me? The US was based on freedom of religion.

    • Trevor says:

      Hi Jon – while much of this discussion is religiously charged, the issue can simply boil down to two people making a choice to engage in an act that has the potential to create life. When life is created, then they want the right to “choose” a get-out-of-jail-free card and murder the person they conceived. It is a moral issue no matter what your religion is. It is about rights coupled with responsibilities. We have the right to have sex, but that comes with the responsibility of raising a child. It’s that simple.

    • Steve P Peterson says:

      “The US was based on freedom of religion”…
      Wrong, the US is based on the worth of the individual as endowed by their Creator; the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Get your history straight please. Abortion ends that right for that unborn individual. In fact, the right to life has little to do with religion and much to do with the Constitution. Abortion has pronounced similarities with slavery and the innate worth of the person. The same party that championed slavery, champions abortion. Again, get your history straight.

  • kralc says:

    Since a fetus is not a person, most of these comments are way off base. In fact, they look like typical comments from foreign bot accounts.

    To be a person you have to have to be born. Religious tradition and human custom was always that God breathes the soul into a baby when they draw their first breath. A baby that is born and never draws breath is considered never to have lived. Religious teaching for thousands of years was that once born, if a baby died before being Baptized its soul would go to Purgatory/Limbo for eternity.

    The birth-mandate movement doesn’t care about actual religious teaching or tradition. They simply have the goal of stripping women of their rights and forcing them to birth more children, regardless of the costs. The ‘personhood’ argument is just a convenient ploy to try and trick people into thinking any clump of cells or a parasitic organism with no consciousness or sentience and half-formed organs is a person. Their arguments about DNA are subterfuge, with no connection at all to religion. DNA is meaningless in a world where virgins become pregnant, and the rib of a man can become a living woman.

  • dominic hasara says:

    Forgot to mention who she is married to…. Ethan Berkowitz, the previous mayor who resigned from office