Mudflats is one of the most reliably liberal and pro-abortion sites you can get in Alaska. For those of you considering a vote for Bill Walker and who also identify as believing in the sanctity of every human life, you'll be challenged by this piece recently reported by Jeanne Devon, Founding Editor of the on-line publication. Remember, Walker obviously needs pro-abortion Alaskans to come to his aide in his bid for Governor. He certainly seems to have secured Ms Devon's vote.
Does he have yours as well ?
I always have a hard time not thinking of slavery when people say they are "personally pro-life" but that they "will not legislate their beliefs". Can you imagine someone back in the 1800's saying, as I'm sure they did, that they were personally against owning other human beings as slaves but that they didn't think their personal views should infringe upon someone else's right to have slaves as "private property"?
Here's the MUDLFLATS article by Jeanne Devon -
" Alaskans from all shades of the political spectrum seek answers about the new combined “Unity ticket” for governor, composed of the unified campaigns of Bill Walker (I) for governor, and Byron Mallott (D) for Lt. Governor. Naturally, an issue that has been of some concern to both the Right and the Left is Walker’s position on reproductive choice.
A recent article in the Alaska Dispatch news has left many asking for clarity on this issue.
The following is a statement from the campaign regarding Walker’s position on choice. The statement was issued after questions stemming from the ADN article.
- Bill Walker has always been clear that he is personally pro-life but that he will not legislate his beliefs when they conflict with Alaska’s very clear protections for personal medical privacy.
- Bill Walker will implement Medicaid expansion on Day One – The single biggest thing the Governor can do to protect women and children is to accept the federal Medicaid expansion, which expands Denali KidCare in Alaska. Medicaid expansion will increase women’s reproductive health access, while reducing the number of abortions by expanding availability of contraception.
- Bill Walker will not initiate any effort to restrict a woman’s right to choose, and will not support anyone else’s push to do so.
- If an anti-abortion bill comes to his desk, Bill Walker will deliberate using an inclusive process to hear from all sides. In making the decision, Bill Walker will uphold the Constitution and will veto unconstitutional bills. "
Alaskans who are pro-life need to realize that Bill Walker has made it abundantly clear that he will not work toward protecting innocent, pre-born lives as Governor. Jeanne Devon is very confident of that as are tens of thousands of liberal, pro-choice Alaskans who will be voting for him. They are counting on it. How your "personal beliefs" about abortion affect your vote is certainly up to you. Whether or not that decision impacts public policy however, is without dispute.
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