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Merrick Votes Against Life

opposing the life at conception act

opposing the life at conception act

On Wednesday January 29th, Representative David Eastman (District 10) made a motion to move the Life At Conception Act, HB 178, into a committee where it may have a hearing, debate, and a vote.  The bill was trapped in the House Health and Social Services Committee, chaired by Representative Ivy Spohnholz, a Planned Parenthood endorsed and funded Democrat.

Without this motion, the bill would remain trapped in the HSS Committee where it would once again be lost, never having been presented nor debated.  No opportunities for public comment, and no opportunities for a vote – exactly what Planned Parenthood and their proxies in the legislature want to avoid.

On Wednesday January 29th, Representative David Eastman (District 10) made a motion to move the Life At Conception Act, HB 178, into a committee where it may have a hearing, debate, and a vote.  The bill was trapped in the House Health and Social Services Committee, chaired by Representative Ivy Spohnholz, a Planned Parenthood endorsed and funded Democrat.

Without this motion, the bill would remain trapped in the HSS Committee where it would once again be lost, never having been presented nor debated.  No opportunities for public comment, and no opportunities for a vote – exactly what Planned Parenthood and their proxies in the legislature want to avoid.

HISTORY

The Life at Conception Act was introduced for the first time in 2017.  It was never given a committee hearing and was lost at the end of the 30th Legislature.

The bill was introduced again on May 15, 2019 and was referred to the House Health and Social Services Committee, chaired (until recently) by Representative Ivy Spohnholz.

Representative Spohnholz vowed the bill would never be heard in her committee stating she had, “no interest in making it illegal for women to get an important health care procedure.”

HISTORY

The Life at Conception Act was introduced for the first time in 2017.  It was never given a committee hearing and was lost at the end of the 30th Legislature.

The bill was introduced again on May 15, 2019 and was referred to the House Health and Social Services Committee, chaired (until recently) by Representative Ivy Spohnholz.

Representative Spohnholz vowed the bill would never be heard in her committee stating she had, “no interest in making it illegal for women to get an important health care procedure.”

This is not how legislation is supposed to be handled.

There are actually rules for how legislation is to be handled when introduced.

The process is outlined in Rule 24 of the Alaska State Uniform Rules:

This is not how legislation is supposed to be handled.

There are actually rules for how legislation is to be handled when introduced.

The process is outlined in Rule 24 of the Alaska State Uniform Rules:

Committee Referral Action.  (a) A committee acts on all bills referred to it and reports its actions and recommendations to the house as soon as practicable.

Committee Referral Action.  (a) A committee acts on all bills referred to it and reports its actions and recommendations to the house as soon as practicable.

REPRESENTATIVE MERRICK OPPOSED
THE LIFE AT CONCEPTION ACT

REPRESENTATIVE MERRICK OPPOSED
THE LIFE AT CONCEPTION ACT

Kelly Merrick represents Eagle River / Chugiak House District 14.

When she was given an opportunity to sponsor the bill in March of 2019, Representative Merrick told voters she’d be willing to sponsor or co-sponsor the Life at Conception Act while telling Alaska Right to Life that she would not co-sponsor the bill.

Meanwhile, Representative Merrick has continued to mislead voters and the public by telling us that she is “a survivor of abortion,” even though her mother chose life for her without apparently ever visiting an abortion facility.

In order to be a survivor of abortion, Ms. Merrick’s mother must first attempt the abortion procedure.

Joining Representative Merrick in their opposition to the Life at Conception Act – as well as their acceptance of Planned Parenthood’s corrupt influence in the House were:

Jennifer Johnston (R)

Gary Knopp (R)

Chuck Kopp (R)

Bart LeBon (R)

Mel Gillis (R)

Louise Stutes (R)

Laddie Shaw (R)

Kelly Merrick represents Eagle River / Chugiak House District 14.

When she was given an opportunity to sponsor the bill in March of 2019, Representative Merrick told voters she’d be willing to sponsor or co-sponsor the Life at Conception Act while telling Alaska Right to Life that she would not co-sponsor the bill.

Meanwhile, Representative Merrick has continued to mislead voters and the public by telling us that she is “a survivor of abortion,” even though her mother chose life for her without apparently ever visiting an abortion facility.

In order to be a survivor of abortion, Ms. Merrick’s mother must first attempt the abortion procedure.

Joining Representative Merrick in their opposition to the Life at Conception Act – as well as their acceptance of Planned Parenthood’s corrupt influence in the House were:

Jennifer Johnston (R)

Gary Knopp (R)

Chuck Kopp (R)

Bart LeBon (R)

Mel Gillis (R)

Louise Stutes (R)

Laddie Shaw (R)

Let Representative Merrick know you’re disappointed in her and that if she values life, she should stop deceiving her voters and the public – her record shows that she is anything but a “true pro-life advocate.”

Let Representative Merrick know you’re disappointed in her and that if she values life, she should stop deceiving her voters and the public – her record shows that she is anything but a “true pro-life advocate.”

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