Did you know that Planned Parenthood here in Alaska is making candidate endorsements in a number of local school board elections? Let me say that again. Planned Parenthood – the abortion giant that has long been a big spender in national and statewide elective politics to promote its agenda – is now extending its tentacles to elections at the school board level.Their obvious target: our children. This really should be no surprise. After all, for quite some time now, Planned Parenthood (PP) has targeted children. Primarily, it’s been for those still in the womb – where PP promotes death through abortion. For those that do make it past birth, Planned Parenthood has pushed for state laws across the country mandating their form of explicit and immoral K-12 sex education that promotes promiscuity, moral perversion and sexual experimentation. PP’s curriculum (and online content aimed at kids) actually creates a market for their money making “services” – contraceptives and especially abortion. Thankfully, we don’t have any statewide Planned Parenthood sex ed mandates here in Alaska, but unfortunately, that doesn’t stop individual school boards from adopting it anyway. Who fills the seats on those boards clearly makes a big difference.
PP’s political spending and endorsements come with an expectation from those they support; and they typically get what they pay for. HERE for our Fairbanks Values Voter Guide. Lately, the PP endorsement of school board members also feeds into PP’s newest profit center: providing puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to those seeking a “gender transition.” With parents demanding and many school boards enacting policies that resist the imposition of “transgender” ideology – well, that puts a damper on PP’s marketing and impacts demand.For this election cycle, just to be clear, the abortion monolith has endorsed Bobby Burgess, Meredith Maple and Tim Doran for Fairbanks School Board and Brittney Cioni-Haywood and David Noon for Juneau School Board. Click
A few school districts and boards Alaska Family Council has communicated with are putting in place good policies that refuse to hide information from parents. Whether a child with gender dysphoria should socially transition to a different gender identity is a significant and controversial healthcare decision that falls squarely within parental decision-making authority but don’t tell that to Planned Parenthood and those they are endorsing.Values Voter Guides in numerous communities across the state. An online version of our guides can be found at akvoter.com, a site we created to help you make an informed vote and determine who best represents your values. This is a battle for the hearts and minds of our young people. As C.S. Lewis noted, “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”Conversely, many more “progressive” school boards across Alaska are enacting policies that promote gender ideology and hide information from parents when a child is struggling with these issues. A recent report published by a group called Parents Defending Education shows that at least five Alaska school districts (Anchorage, Juneau, Hoonah, Nome and Skagway) are embracing transgender ideology while keeping parents in the dark about how their children are being treated and referred to during school hours. Fairbanks modified their policy to be more inclusive of parents but only on a “legitimate need to know” basis. That is scary. Ultimately, children who “transition” in school are much more likely to seek puberty blockers and opposite-sex hormones for life from Planned Parenthood. Makes more sense now right? There’s no question campaign spending and endorsements do have an impact. But, of course, the way you can have the greatest impact in an election is to vote. Many Alaskans are of course are looking ahead to the 2024 elections. But Planned Parenthood knows, and so should we, that these school board (and other borough and municipal) elections that are taking place this fall are crucially important – especially to children and families. Today, Tuesday, October 3rd, there are elections taking place on the Kenai Peninsula, the MatSu Valley, Fairbanks and Juneau. Planned Parenthood has endorsed candidates in the Fairbanks and Juneau elections. Other elections this fall are occurring on Tuesday, November 7th. To equip Alaskans on how to vote Biblically and engage elections with discernment, Alaska Family Action produces