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LCA Opposition Mel Gillis

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 will 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 GILLIS REFUSED TO SUPPORT
THE LIFE AT CONCEPTION ACT

REPRESENTATIVE GILLIS REFUSED TO SUPPORT
THE LIFE AT CONCEPTION ACT

Mel Gillis represents Anchorage House District 25.

When he was given an opportunity before a small group of constituents at the Abbot Loop McDonalds, Representative Gillis shared his concern with the group of men that co-sponsoring the Life at Conception Act would not be supported by the members of the House Minority Caucus – a group of Republicans, many of whom had just voted in favor of moving the bill to a committee where it could be debated and voted on.

Joining Representative Gillis 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)

Kelly Merrick (R)

Louise Stutes (R)

Laddie Shaw (R)

Matt Claman

Harriet Drummond

Bryce Edgmon

Zach Fields

Neal Foster

Mel Gillis represents Anchorage House District 25.

When he was given an opportunity before a small group of constituents at the Abbot Loop McDonalds, Representative Gillis shared his concern with the group of men that co-sponsoring the Life at Conception Act would not be supported by the members of the House Minority Caucus – a group of Republicans, many of whom had just voted in favor of moving the bill to a committee where it could be debated and voted on.

Joining Representative Gillis 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)

Kelly Merrick (R)

Louise Stutes (R)

Laddie Shaw (R)

Matt Claman

Harriet Drummond

Bryce Edgmon

Zach Fields

Neal Foster

Let Representative Gillis know you’re disappointed in him and that if he values life, he should publicly support the Life at Conception Act and commit to defending babies over party politics and caucus rules.

Let Representative Gillis know you’re disappointed in him and that if he values life, he should publicly support the Life at Conception Act and commit to defending babies over party politics and caucus rules.

Or you can send Representative Gillis an email below:

Or you can send Representative Gillis an email below:

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