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Once a pro-life politician, Bill Walker embraces Democrat position of easy-access abortion-on-demand

Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker made the transformation from pro-life Christian to pro-choice politician while he was governor from 2015 to 2018. Heavily influenced by his Democrat handlers and staff, he’d previously favored sparing the life of babies, a position he abandoned in efforts to get reelected by Democrats in 2018.

Between 2010 and today, Walker has backtracked from life and liberty protections for the unborn. He went from hosting a “parental consent” bill fundraiser in his own home to becoming the “I am the defender of all women’s bodies” candidate for governor. In 2010, Walker and Mead Treadwell were battling to be the Number 1 donors for the parental consent bill.

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Now, he is running on a pro-death platform that conflates a Supreme Court decision reversing Roe v Wade with the Alaska Constitution. About the leaked draft decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the overturn of the Roe v. Wade abortion law, Walker wasted no time in saying that the Supreme Court decision overrides the Alaska Constitution.

Indeed, Walker, a lawyer licensed by the Alaska Bar Association to practice in Alaska, believes a draft decision overrides Alaska’s Constitution.

“Today’s announcement is an attack on the privacy rights preserved in Alaska’s Constitution,” Walker wrote on Twitter.

In reality, the draft Supreme Court decision leaves the matter to the states, and Alaska is a pro-abortion state with a pro-privacy Constitution and a deeply pro-abortion Supreme Court.

But Walker went on: “Whatever our personal beliefs, they do not supresede our founding legal document. When I take an oath to be Alaska’s next governor, I will swap to protect our state’s Constitution … which ensures that Alaskan women have the right to make decisions that impact their own health without interference from politicians. That’s why I acted on my own to expand access to Medicaid, which provided tens of thousands of Alaskan women with health insurance and access to contraceptives.”

Then he called abortion a partisan issue that extremists are using: “If any legislation threatens to curb the right to privacy, I will veto it. The pending action of the U.S. Supreme Court also highlights the importance that we band together as Alaskans and defeat the effort by partisan extremists to shred our Constitution.”

Walker, like President Joe Biden, is looking for a toehold for the upcoming midterm elections, where Democrats are already performing poorly. They are hoping that abortion will be the fire that ignites their base and that the upcoming decision by the U.S. Supreme Court will reverse what is now seen to be a red wave in the election cycle.

Biden also framed it as an election issue: “At the federal level, we will need more pro-choice Senators and a pro-choice majority in the House to adopt legislation that codifies Roe,which I will work to pass and sign into law.”

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Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing
Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.


  1. Remember how Bill Walker was in bed with China? He’d do anything to build a gas line including colluding with communist China for money to take away our natural gas and give it to others! No to mention he’s a dividend thief!

    • China forces abortions on Uyghurs and others in the Horrific Communist Dictatorship. There is nothing incongruous with the newest version of Bill Walker being Pro-choose-to-kill-your-baby, and a pal of murderous thugs. What’s the old Roger Hedgecock line? “There are only two reasons I wouldn’t vote for Bill Walker: his face”.

  2. Rather than focusing on the label a politician uses to describe themselves, which is easier to change than the hat you wear, I would focus on the actions that Bill Walker took then vs. the actions he is taking now.

    What did Bill Walker ever do as an elected official to protect the lives of those at the very beginning of life and those at the very end of life?

    Can we honestly say that what he is saying now is any different than his actions when he was first elected?

    I don’t see a difference other than that he stopped pandering to Pro-Life voters. I wish most of our “Pro-Life” politicians would do the same thing, because the pandering only hides the fact that, to such politicians, life is only a priority on the campaign trail. And if it’s only a priority on the campaign trail or at Republican Party Conventions, then the babies impacted by that don’t know the difference.

    And if the babies can’t figure out the difference, it is meaningless. I applaud Bill Walker on changing his rhetoric to better match his actual priorities, and will not be voting for him.

    • I wouldn’t applaud Bill Walker for anything, David. Why pander to the enemy? Bill Walker IS the enemy of Alaskans.

  3. The timing of the leak and the coordinated effort by the Democrats to use the draft decision for political purposes leads me to the conclusion that this is a well thought out dirty trick. I suspect the leak is a conspiracy operation akin to Russiagate and the ongoing legal and political persecutions of Trump. A Supreme Court junior level staffer may become the sacrificial lamb/martyr for this but it goes way higher up – perhaps to one of the Justices themself.

    • On this one I believe you are spot on Chris. Walker, on the other hand, is a very slimy opportunist who really needs to just move to China and spare us his drivel and thievery.

    • I think that you are correct in your conclusion that this is a leftist dirty trick. When I heard about the leaked draft, I instantly thought about what Diane Feinstein did during the Kavanaugh hearings.

  4. I am remiss that AK Family Council held a fundraiser in Bill Walker’s home for the parental notification statewide ballot measure. Unfortunately, power corrupts. He has sold out to the abortion peddlers.

    Proverbs 20:25 It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows.

  5. Walker needs to walk away. Walker was a joke as governor, and I am still waiting for the punchline. Abortion is murder. What about the rights of the unborn? All of those who think that an unborn child is not a life, should ask themselves what if they were aborted before they were born?
    I get tired of hearing that a woman has a right to do with their body what they want to. Once a woman gets pregnant it is not just her body but rather a new life forming inside of her. If you do not want a child, then get fixed. A baby is not like a pair of shoes you get tired of or don’t want and is just thrown away. Yes, liberalism is a disease.

  6. I wonder what former First Lady Donna Walker thinks about this. Donna is a devout Christian, and she’s also an attorney.

    The Alaska Constitution says this:

    § 22. Right of Privacy

    The right of the people to privacy is recognized and shall not be infringed. The legislature shall implement this section. [Amended 1972]

    While a pregnant woman- like all citizens- has a right to privacy- at some point in a pregnancy a fetus/baby has Constitutionally protected rights. When? There is no explicit right to an abortion in the Alaska Constitution. At some point the Alaska Supreme Court would have to rule that laws that protect an unborn baby are constitutional- especially after SCOTUS has overturned Roe vs. Wade.

    • Donna Walker was the one who confronted Byron Mallot over his pedophilia. Mallot told her to mind her own f-ing business. That’s when all hell broke lose in the governor’s office in the fall of 2018.

  7. Walker wasn’t EVER an “independent”. If Alaska re-elects this guy, we get what we deserve: No PFD and an income tax. That will be his restart. Guaranteed.

  8. As the old saying goes: “He who stands for nothing, will fall for anything.” Walker stands for nothing except self aggrandizement. He will one day have to give account.

  9. The only thing Walker believes in is him having power. Apparently at any cost

  10. Truth Time here. Bill Walker was never a Pro Life. He just wanted to make Alaskans think he was. Just like Murkowski!!!

  11. All I have to do is remember what Walker’s former lieutenants have done to sabotage Dunleavy at every turn, from the recall organized by Scott Kendall to the legislature’s refusal to advance any of Dunleavy’s three constitutional initiatives by Bryce Edgmon (a co-chairman of the current Walker campaign) and his allies, to the abomination of the present voter laws that were written by Scott Kendall. Walker never really quit running. He is the very epitome of “white man speak with forked tongue.” Beware Alaskans!

  12. It’s easy to say something to try to get elected. How are they off the campaign trail? Also, being pro-life is a human rights issue. The non-aggression principle, NAP, begins in the womb. No one has the right to take innocent life.

  13. “The answer my friend is blowing in the wind, the answer is blowing in the wind….”!

  14. I am still waiting for Bill Walker to tell us why he collapsed his 2018 gubernatorial ticket and why his Lite Governor resigned. Walker refused to say, and told Alaskans that Mallott had already suffered enough. That is not how our justice system works. Walker was Governor, not the king! Why did the man who had won the Democratic primary for Governor 4 years earlier suddenly resign? What did he do at the AFN convention that forced Walker to withdraw from the election at the 11th hour? What did the Anchorage Daily News hide then (and still hide today) that was incriminating enough to have Mallott resign and disappear? This malfeasance and likely criminal activity destroys faith in government and especially in the justice system. This is real corruption yet nothing is done about it; swept under the rug. Imagine if this had happened to a Republican administration. Again, this is corruption.

  15. Walkers statement used the word “preserved” MRAK believes this means “draft decision overturns” ?????

  16. There is not a bigger liar or bigger opportunist in Alaska than Bill Walker. He loves the Communist Chinese and would sell-out Alaska and it’s resources to them in a quick minute, not under the table, but right across the top. Do not trust this man. He is on his revenge tour. A VERY angry, old White dude with a BIG axe to grind.

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