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To his credit, Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a sober pro-life challenge to the Alaska Legislature during this year’s State of the State address on Monday. He plainly stated his desire to see Alaska become “the most pro-life state in America.” Whether this translates into actual policies, regulations and concrete actions that protect pre-born babies remains to be seen.

In all honesty, Dunleavy should not wait for the Legislature to address the scourge of abortion. The reality is that pro-abortion Democrats have seized control of the State Senate where any pro-life legislation is doomed to languish and die in various Democratic-controlled committees.

Dunleavy does, however, have tools at his disposal. Employing them won’t be easy, nor will it come without a fight. But that’s what Alaskans most need – a resolute fighter for the pre-born.

Dunleavy can begin by using his position as the most prominent state politician to pressure lawmakers – especially those who claim to be pro-life – to step up and defend the most innocent among us.

Next, he must act decisively, and with eyes wide open. Dunleavy can flat out refuse to allot any state funds to pay for abortions. While the State Supreme Court claims Alaska must spend public funds to underwrite the killing of the unborn, they cannot enforce this opinion. That’s up to Dunleavy. If he resists the court’s order, there is nothing they can do.

The Legislature could – in theory – attempt to impeach the governor, but lawmakers have made it clear that the state budget should never be used to fund abortions. Punishing Dunleavy for following their expressed intent would put them in a very awkward position.

With nothing to lose in his second term, it’s time for Dunleavy to summon the resolve and “stand tall” for the most defenseless Alaskans.


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Gov. Dunleavy’s pro-life moment is here. Will he seize the day?

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.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Thank you for this information Joel and I appreciate your insight and opinions on this! He definitely needs to hear from all Alaskans who are pro-life, including preborn life!

  • Shelia says:

    It’s time to support Governor Dunleavy in making Alaska a truly safe and welcoming place for families and children. Along with that should be an all-out effort to take back the schools from the NEA through electing people to the school boards who will support education and not political propaganda like Critical Race Theory and transgenderism. The old “think globally and act locally” is what the liberals have been doing for over a century. Time to start re-taking our schools for better prepared children. The sooner we start, the sooner it gets done.

    • DaveMaxwell says:

      What kind of support do you suggest? He got money, volunteers and a second term to implement his convictions! I can’t act for him! You can’t act for him! His resistance declares his will! Wake the hell up!

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Well said Shelia. Thank you for a way forward. Enough of his CRT garbage. We need to prepare our children for what’s out there in the world. That’s not a participation trophy either. We win we loose, that’s life. It’s time kids learn that. And while we’re at it let’s throw in some respect too.

  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Governor Dunleavy, you get it started and see how much support you’ll have from a lot of people. I’ll be one of them.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Don’t get your hopes up with this fraud! Actions like addressing the pharmaceutical murders being done today!
    This fraud will stay silent and do nothing