WHEREAS, this year marks 49 years since the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, and we join with many in our nation and our state to grieve promise and futures lost; and
WHEREAS, as a state, we must resolve to protect innocent human life at every stage. As Governor,
I am committed to the promise made in our Declaration of Independence to protect Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. I will remain steadfast in defending the sacredness of human life at every stage, and will continue to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves; and
WHEREAS, we must do everything we can to protect the sanctity of life for the most vulnerable and defenseless among us. Every one of us, born or unborn, poor, disabled, elderly, etc. have inherent value and the rights of each individual must be safeguarded; and
WHEREAS, I commend pro-life Alaskans who volunteer to help prevent the deaths of unborn children. For many years, courageous and faithful citizens, from all walks of life, have extended a helping hand to all those expectant parents experiencing an unplanned pregnancy; and
WHEREAS, for decades our fellow Alaskans have stepped forward as volunteers, as neighbors, and as parents adopting babies and children. Many Alaskans are prepared to intervene to save every child; and
WHEREAS, I respectfully encourage all Alaskans to care for women with unplanned or unwanted pregnancies, to support adoption and foster care, and to ensure that every child can be raised to live the life they choose.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim January 22, 2022 as:
Right to Life Day
in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to consider the loss of laughter, of tears, and of life itself of the generations lost through abortion.
Dated: January 22, 2022