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Planned Parenthood has endorsed pro-abortion candidate Al Gross in his campaign against Alaska U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan. While running as an Independent, Gross is backed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and has received support from the Democratic National Committee. Planned Parenthood, which performs the majority of abortions in Alaska each year, hailed Gross as a “champion” who will resist President Trump and Sullivan – both of whom oppose taxpayer funding of abortion and support...

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One day after including elective surgical abortions as part of a statewide ban on non-essential medical procedures in Alaska, Gov. Mike Dunleavy spent a large portion of his April 8 press conference explaining why abortion clinics were not exempted from the mandate. The goal in halting elective surgeries, including abortion, stems from a need to stockpile personal protective equipment (PPE) for first-line doctors and nurses who are treating COVID-19 patients, the governor explained. “We’re all...

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The Alaska Director of Planned Parenthood has condemned Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s April 7 order that all elective surgical abortions be immediately halted in order to preserve critical medical supplies for those on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are disappointed to see Governor Dunleavy go the way of some of the most hostile states in the country on abortion rights, but we are not surprised,” said state director Jessica Cler. “The bottom line is,...

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Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy joined other governors around the country in ordering a halt to surgical abortions unless done to preserve the life or physical health of a woman. A revised health mandate was announced on April 7 as part of a broader clarification regarding non-emergency procedures. During an April 7 press conference, state health Commissioner Adam Crum said the prohibition on elective surgeries follows guidelines from the CDC encouraging healthcare facilities to prioritize urgent...

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COVID-19 is, among many other things, a conversation starter. It touches nearly every part of life and has shed some unexpected light on what we most value. Here are few observations from the past week. JUNK FOOD & SPIRITUAL SUSTENANCE Last month, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz published his list of “essential” entities that should remain open to cover the most “critical” needs of the city. Hospitals, law enforcement, grocery stores all seemed reasonable, but the...

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The Alaska Legislature’s latest operating budget, approved March 29 and sent to Gov. Mike Dunleavy for his signature, once again clearly bans any state funding of abortion, except in rare cases. As in past years, the budget includes money for the Department for Health and Social Services, the branch which has distributed money to pay for abortion through state Medicaid funds. The Legislature, fully within its guaranteed constitutional powers, has unequivocally stated that “no money...

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The largest provider of abortions in Alaska is throwing its support behind Prop. 13 which would institute a 5% flat tax on alcohol sales in Anchorage to raise funds for programs that help prevent child abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and substance abuse, as well as money for mental health treatment, homeless populations and funding for emergency responders and police. Jessica Cler, the Alaska director of Planned Parenthood, sent a notice to the abortion business’...

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Alaska, like most states, has ordered a halt to all non-essential surgeries. Despite the emergency order, Planned Parenthood in Alaska is continuing operations as normal. The state is concerned that non-essential surgeries are taking up valuable medical supplies needed to fight COVID-19, and now pro-life organizations in Alaska are urging Governor Mike Dunleavy to enforce his mandate with respect to abortion clinics. “We have reached out to the Dunleavy Administration and are awaiting a response...

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Despite city and state orders to postpone all non-emergency surgeries in Alaska during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Anchorage is “operating as normal,” according to clinic staff. In a March 23 phone call, a staffer at Planned Parenthood on Lake Otis Blvd. in Anchorage was asked if the clinic is continuing to provide abortions during the health crisis. “Yeah. No, we’re still open right now,” the staffer replied. “If anything changes,...

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The annual spring 40-Days for Life prayer vigil, which was under way in more than 500 cities around the world was suspended on Sunday due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Each spring and fall, pro-life advocates from across the globe gather outside Planned Parenthood clinics to pray for an end to abortion. Alaskans were gathering outside Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Anchorage and Soldotna. “This was the toughest decision I’ve made serving as President &...