Sen. Sullivan: ‘I support the decision’ overturning Roe

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For the second time in a week, U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan has separated himself from Sen. Lisa Murkowski on an important matter, this time supporting the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in overturning Roe vs. Wade, the law that created federal control over abortion law.

“I support the Supreme Court’s decision today, which returns the authority to regulate abortion ‘to the people and their elected representatives,’’ Sullivan said in a statement. Murkowski has stated she is vehemently opposed to the ruling.

“I recognize that abortion is a profoundly emotional issue upon which many Alaskans have strongly held views and serious disagreements. The decision today does not by any stretch end that debate. However, it does take the debate out of the realm of federal courts, and gives it back to the states and the people of our country, where I believe it belongs. The people and their representatives, not federal judges, are in the best position to deliberate and decide such an important issue,” Sullivan said.

“As a pro-life Catholic, I believe there is no greater gift than that of life. Going forward, I will continue to support legislation protecting the most vulnerable in society, including by expanding quality child care and opportunities for adoption. Working with all Alaskans, I will continue to focus on these issues,” he said.

Earlier this week, Sullivan voted against a bill that will allow states to create “red flag” laws, which give authorities the right to take away the firearms of citizens they deem dangerous. Murkowski voted in favor of the bill, which passed the Senate and the House and is heading for the president’s desk for a signature. President Joe Biden has indicated he is eager to sign the bill.

That pending law, approved by Murkowski and majority Democrats, appears to be in contradiction to a Supreme Court ruling this week that prohibited New York State from disallowing people to carry concealed weapons. Writing for the majority, the court ruled that courts must assess whether a gun law “is consistent with this nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.”

“Only if a firearm regulation is consistent with this nation’s historical tradition may a court conclude that the individual’s conduct falls outside the Second Amendment,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in the lead opinion. For example, jurisdictions can sustain public safety restrictions such as banning firearms from areas like schools or courthouses.

11 COMMENTS

  1. When Lisa Murkowski speaks, dead unborn children’s voices pierce the heavens with sounds of pain and grief.

  2. The greatest country in the world killing thier babies? Disgusting. What a heinous practice abortion is. God bless senator Sullivan.

  3. What supports and resources will be available for families? What plans do faith-based organizations have to support women and families for this change to come? It will require a lot of money and support programs.

  4. Amazing how luke warm “conservatives” re-invent themselves into ultra conservatives as elections draw near.
    Not Murky of course, she’s going the other direction.

  5. Instead of taking away women’s rights to manage their own bodies or screaming about murdered « babies », how about regulating men’s bodies through RISUG (Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance)?
    This procedure can last up to 10 years and is reversible.
    After all, men contribute 50% to pregnancies so why not SHARE responsibility in birth control?

    • You need to ask yourself WHY hasn’t our illustrious FDA approved this method here in the USA. Men have the ability to have the POWER over reproductive rights in the EU with this vascular blocker but we don’t here. WHY???

    • You seem to be denying that women play any role in becoming pregnant. God created us as sexual beings but He built consequences into that design, and BOTH participants must be prepared to suffer those consequences if they choose to partake. Women have every right to not get pregnant and it requires no pill or device. Ask your mother if you don’t know what I mean.

      As for the procedure you mentioned, it is still very much in the experimental stage and some trials have cast doubt on its reversibility.

    • If they manage their own bodies they would not need abortions. Abortion is not birth control it’s murder.

  6. Y’all think abortion is an issue, just wait until your neighbor rats you out as “unstable” and the SWAT team shows up to take you and your guns to jail. Then, you stand in front of a judge after your required time in the loony-bin proving you’re normal/innocence asking for your guns back and that particular judge doesn’t like you. Sure, you’re back home, trying to repair your reputation all the while your guns are held hostage for an unknown amount of time….. all because you told your neighbor that overturning RvW was good.

  7. Even a broken clock is right twice a day! I’d be more impressed if Sullivan would start standing up for our oil and gas industries though.

  8. Well, looks like Dan has made at least one good decision. Maybe, it the start of more good decisions yet to come? …. (Don’t screw-up this trend Dan!).

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