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Sun May 7, 2017, 06:34 AM

Trump issues executive order revoking Northern Bering Sea protection and tribal participation

JUNEAU — Alaska lawmakers on Friday demanded a public apology from a Republican legislator who said there are women in Alaska who try to get pregnant to get a “free trip to the city” for abortions.

Pressure mounted on Rep. David Eastman, who has cited concerns with abortions being covered by state funds and Medicaid, a government program for lower-income people.

But Eastman, who is from Wasilla, remained defiant Friday and called for hearings on abortion funding.

The dustup began earlier this week, after Eastman was successful in amending a resolution aimed at raising awareness about sexual assault and child abuse to include language referring to abortion as “the ultimate form of child abuse.”

Read more: http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/state/2017-05-06/alaska-lawmaker-under-fire-after-free-trip-abortion-claim

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