Alaska governor pledges to defend unborn life, proclaims ‘Right to Life’ day

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Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy marked the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade to mourn “the millions of lives cut short, and the tremendous promise lost as a result of abortion on demand.”

In a proclamation released Jan. 22, Dunleavy declared the day “Right to Life Day” and said Alaska “must resolve to protect innocent human life at every stage.”

The pro-life Catholic governor, who attends Sacred Heart Church in Wasilla said he is committed to upholding the promise made in the Declaration of Independence to protect life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

“I recognize that without life, there is no liberty,” he stated. “Without liberty, there is no freedom for the individual pursuit of happiness. My policy will always be to defend human life at all stages.”

The governor stated that he is opposed to the use of tax dollars to fund abortions. He also expressed support for groups like the Little Sisters of the Poor who have fought mandates requiring them to provide abortion-causing contraceptives in their health care plan for employees.

With regards to people with disabilities, he pledged to “do everything we can to protect the sanctity of life for the most vulnerable and defenseless among us, including people with disabilities. Americans with disabilities like Down Syndrome are an inspiration and their example of joy and perseverance enriches our lives — they should never be targets for abortion.”

The governor said he will work with the Alaska Judicial Council, which offers candidates from which the governor must select replacements for retiring state judges. His aim is to encourage the nomination of judges who will uphold the Constitution.

Dunleavy commended pro-life Alaskans who have “volunteered to help prevent the deaths of innocent unborn children. For more than 46 years, courageous and faithful citizens, many from college campuses and high schools across Alaska, from all walks of life, have extended a helping hand to all those expectant parents experiencing an unexpected pregnancy.”

He also praised Alaskans who have stepped forward to adopt babies and children in need.

“As the late Mother Teresa famously said, there is never a need to abort your unborn child, I will take every one,” he said. “Alaskans are prepared to stand in the gap to save every child.”

The proclamation included a pledge to protect human life at every stage of development.

“We must stand tall as a state, and show respect and love for the dignity and worth of every person, at every stage of life,” he said, “the unborn, the aged, the disabled, the mentally ill — all our most vulnerable neighbors.”

Dunleavy concluded by encouraging Alaskans to care for women with “unexpected or unwanted pregnancies,” and to support adoption and foster care.

“I encourage each and every Alaskan to consider the loss of laughter, of tears,” he said, “and of life itself of the generations lost through abortion.”


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  1. February 2019 @ 3:10 pm John Goll

    “We must stand tall as a state, and show respect and love for the dignity and worth of every person, at every stage of life,” he [Gov. Dunleavy] said, “the unborn, the aged, the disabled, the mentally ill — all our most vulnerable neighbors.” The Governor’s words are excellent. But do his recent budget proposals reflect lovingly with the words of Jesus and the Gospels? Drastic cuts are made to education (especially for the youngest), health care and assistance for Alaskans to be doctors, the homeless, and seniors. Meanwhile he proposes to send prisoners far from their families and our National Guard to “stand ready to support the national security crisis on the U.S. southern border.” We are taught to Love God and Love Our Neighbor. Our neighbors include the poor, the sick, prisoners, and immigrants. Words are words. Actions are meaningful. I sincerely pray that all Catholic Alaskans look deeply into their consciences as they review and comment on the budget proposed by Gov. Dunleavy.

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  2. February 2019 @ 7:42 pm Toby Burke

    GOD BE PRAISED! A pro-life governor, a man unafraid to make an all too often unpopular public stand for innocent life! Thank you so much governor for making a righteous stand when one most certainly needed to be taken! Thank you for be being a true leader! May God bless you abundantly!

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  3. February 2019 @ 7:09 pm Tammy R

    I wish all politicians would stand for life! Thank you for your goodness and courage!

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  4. February 2019 @ 12:41 pm Geri

    Thank you Gov. Dunleavy! We voted the right man into this office!

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  5. February 2019 @ 5:15 pm Nellie Edwards

    God bless Governor Dunleavy! A million thanks for your witness to the sanctity of the lives of the unborn – indeed, all human life!!

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