On April 19, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, once again, broke with her GOP colleagues to join Democrats in defending pro-abortion policy.

Senate Republicans had hoped to block a new Biden administration policy of using the VA to federally fund abortions in cases of rape, incest or when a mother’s life is at risk.

President Biden announced the policy last September after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

While most Republicans see VA-funded abortions as a violation of federal statute, they were not able to secure the 51 votes needed to pass the legislation and send it to the Republican-controlled House.

Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) joined nearly every Republican in voting to block the VA policy, but GOP Senators Murkowski and Susan Collins (Maine) voted with pro-abortion Democrats to defeat the pro-life measure 48-51.

Had the measure passed the Senate and the House, it would still have needed President Biden’s signature to become law.

House Republicans argued that the VA policy violates a 1992 law prohibiting the VA from providing abortions unless it is deemed necessary because of a “service-connected condition.”

The Biden administration claims VA abortions are permitted under a 1996 law that directs the VA to give “needed” medical care to veterans.

Supporters of the VA policy counter that it is allowed under a 1996 law that requires the department to give “needed” medical care to veterans.

In voting to block the effort to end VA abortions, Murkowski said she believes the VA policy is in line with the federal Hyde Amendment which bars federal funding for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or when a mother’s life is at risk.

“I think that the rule itself meets the Hyde requirements, which are pretty much my guidelines there, and I think that the VA has the authority to issue such a rule,” Murkowski told

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Murkowski helps pro-abort Dems block GOP effort to end federally funded VA abortions

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.


  • Mary says:

    Between Murkowski and Zink, sometimes I am ashamed for people to know I am Alaskan.

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      I am not ashamed to be Alaskan. We did not vote for Murcowski – she was installed by the evil. We should not be ashamed. We need to keep standing up against the narrative to taken down Alaska, the country and the world. This state is a Conservative state. The demons have just figured out how to steal the elections and try to turn the state blue.

    • Myra says:

      I so agree . I am sickened by what has happened to our state

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    I guess MurKowski and Peltola are teaming up to make the news again these days. I read that Peltola voted in the senate to not support police just recently. So, what is Sen. Dan Sullivan up to? Does not trouble always come in threes?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Oh! I forgot that Rino Sullivan is planning on voting to restrict tik-tok that is really going to restrict us! The one-two-three!

  • Michael Thurber says:

    Now there’s the one two punch against Alaskans, Murkowski and Peltola.

  • Jan DeLand says:

    Whether by nefarious intentions or because of succumbing to fear, some women do falsely claim rape to obtain an abortion. Case in point, Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, claimed that she had been raped for the Roe v Wade case that was first tried in Dallas and then decided at the Supreme Court in 1973. McCorvey later admitted that she had not been raped but the floodgates for mass genocide had been opened. Justice RBG said in an interview that it was her understanding, when Roe was passed, it was to get rid of “populations that we don’t want too many of”. Sterilizing people against their will (largely used on black people) had been falling out of favor and many laws had been passed against it. The new method became funding Planned Parenthood which places the majority of their abortion centers next to minority neighborhoods. Planned Parenthood’s racist founder, Margaret Sanger, was a speaker for the KKK and started The Negro Project. She considered Blacks, Italians and others she disliked to be “human weeds”. Each time I’ve checked, proportionate to their numbers in the population, more Black babies were killed by the state of Alaska than White babies and an even bigger percentage of Native babies were put to death by abortion with state funding. This and the broken treaties with Indians are the true systemic racism in America.

  • ML says:

    I don’t have much to add to, “Friend of Humanity”, as we are usually on the same page. There are a few more issues that urck me and one is Murkowski, always getting airtime now that the Democrats understand she is one of them. She was not endorsed by the Alaskan Republican party, how does she identify as as Republican, when we didn’t see, want, or endorse her. She needs to be shown as an independent or Democrat, anything but a Republican. No one has mentioned it, but our new freshman Congresswoman, Mary Peltola, stood with the ranks of other Democrats in the attempt to vote against the US House Bill, that would have blocked Trans from competing in women’s sports. The Bill passed the House, however, Title 9 will be a joke and effectively destroy womens sports and deny biological females from competing fairly and having the ability to pursue success, and on to scholarships and other opportunities if it does not pass the Senate, and our glorious President. Which Biden has already stated he will not sigh. I have yet to see this mentioned on Alaska or National TV media. We need to be informed on how our Representatives are voting, supposedly representing the wishes of their constituents. Murkowski and Peltola, do not represent the thoughts and desires of the Alaskan people, and the quicker they are removed the better off we’ll be!

  • jon says:

    Thank you, Lisa Murkowski. We need to stand up for women, not against them

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      We need to stand up for women…and children. I’ll start by encouraging that women wait until they are married to have physical relationships with men. Or, that women practice safe sex and wear protection so that they do not have unwanted outcomes. I’ll encourage women to go see a doctor if they believe they are pregnant so that they can discuss how to get proper nourishment during the time that the baby is growing in-utero. I’ll encourage them to give their baby up for adoption to some loving couple that would love to raise a child, but cannot have their own if the biological mother cannot raise the child. If a woman is forced, against her will, to have a child, I would encourage her to carry the child full-term, have the baby and then give it up for adoption. I support women and children! Many people do! Every one of God’s children has a right to be born and to live and learn about the world around him/her.