The Alaska Legislature, confirming nominees by the governor to various boards, commissions, and Cabinet seats, blocked Kenni Linden from being named to the Board of Certified Direct Entry Midwives today. The vote was expected, since Linden is a former staff member of Planned Parenthood who had applied to bring her wisdom and oversight to midwifery in Alaska.
Among those who voted against her nomination were two surprises: Rep Gabrielle LeDoux and Rep. Jason Grenn. Both are facing elections in swing districts and both are affiliated with Democrats on the vast majority of votes.
Alaska Right to Life was among those who opposed the Palmer mother’s nomination.