The Dunleavy Administration has attacked a woman’s constitutionally protected access to abortion TWICE this week. In addition to an abortion ban, he also submitted a second line-item budget veto to the Alaska Court System to continue to punish the Courts for defending a woman’s constitutionally protected right to choose.

It’s the ACLU of Alaska’s belief that the decisions our government make as they respond to COVID-19 must be based in science and public health, not politics, and a global pandemic cannot be used as a guise to fulfill a personal agenda. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and other medical groups, have recognized, “Abortion is an essential component of comprehensive health care. It is also a time-sensitive service for which a delay of several weeks, or in some cases days, may increase the risks or potentially make it completely inaccessible. The consequences of being unable to obtain an abortion profoundly impact a person’s life, health, and well-being.”

The ACLU of Alaska has been protecting reproductive freedom for decades, we aren’t going to stop now.