The closest Planned Parenthood location to Soldotna will be in Anchorage, a three-hour drive away.
The injunction only applies to medication abortions. The case will be decided at trial, scheduled for July.
“As a state legislator he has a special responsibility not to do that kind of thing,” said Hodes. “He’s just in gross violation of the oath of office that he took as a legislator, not to mention the oath that all of us former officers swore when we were commissioned in the Army.”
Ballot Measure 2, would mandate more transparency about who’s funding independent spending groups that operate in Alaska’s elections — but its two most ambitious provisions target the election process itself.
The lawsuit seeks to allow nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives to provide abortions.
The announcement came in response to new rules from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that bar health care providers from referring patients for abortion if they receive funding through Title X.
Rallies took place across the country Tuesday as abortion rights supporters spoke out against the recent passage of more restrictive legislation in several states.
U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski helped the Senate confirm President Trump’s 65th federal trial court judge. The nominee, Wendy Vitter, overcame substantial criticism from abortion rights groups.
Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s transition team has announced four key appointments. All tout private sector experience and will be newcomers to Alaska’s state government.
Opposition to Linden’s appointment to the Board of Certified Direct-Entry Midwives was centered on Planned Parenthood’s role in providing abortions.