Time To Engage Governor Parnell

johnsuddock.jpgAs many of you have read by now, Judge John Suddock, despite having a serious conflict of interest regarding the current Planned Parenthood vs. the State of Alaska case concerning Medicaid payment of abortions, is now the sitting judge in this important case and has compliantly issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to stop the regulation in it's tracks. State funds are now continuing to pay for elective abortions because of Suddock, whose former law firm, Suddock & Schleuss, actually represented Planned Parenthood in the past.

Many of you have filed complaints with the Alaska Commission on Judicial Conduct bringing attention to this egregious abuse of power by the judiciary.  Thank you for taking a stand.

It's now time to turn our attention toward the Attorney General's office to let them know, in no uncertain terms, that Alaskans are thoroughly disappointed that the AG refused Judge Suddock's offer to recuse himself. Here is an action step we encourage you to take right away to bring the voice of truth to those in power.

Send a respectful, encouraging email to Governor Sean Parnell making the following three points - 

Parnell.jpg1) Thank his Administration for implementing these important regulations that prevent State of Alaska dollars from paying for elective abortions.

2) Remind Gov. Parnell that this wise public policy is under assault from a whole phalanx of the "best and brightest" attorneys in the abortion industry.  These legal experts from Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights are paid lucrative salaries  to travel around the country and work full-time to derail even the most common sense restrictions on abortion.  We cannot defeat this A-team by putting up untrained attorneys in the Dept. of Law who have no experience and background with this specialized type of litigation.

3) The performance of the state's attorney at the Feb. 3 hearing was embarrassing.  The fact that the state's attorney declined Judge Suddock's offer to recuse himself is nothing less than legal malpractice.  The Dept. of Law needs to contract with outside counsel who have specialized expertise in defending public policies related to abortion.  Such legal professionals exist, and if the Dept. of Law does not seek them out and get their assistance, then this legal proceeding is not going to have the outcome that we all desire.

Please make sure to CC the State of Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty on this e-mail. Abortionists in Alaska are committing Medicaid fraud and its time for it to stop. Citizens have been waiting since 2001 for an opportunity to stop the State from paying for elective abortions.  This is our chance and it will not happen unless we have an impartial judge and an aggressive State AG ready and willing to do everything it takes to defend this common sense regulation. 

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  • Julia Taylor
    commented 2014-02-08 16:51:28 -0900
    Do you have a suggestion for which lawyer(s) or law firm(s) the state should hire to handle this, instead of the AG’s office?