Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski may well become a center of national attention as debate heats up over the next justice for the U.S. Supreme Court.
With Justice Anthony Kennedy stepping down after 30 years on the bench, there is now an opportunity for President Trump to appoint a solidly pro-life justice to the high court, a move that would give the conservative block a clear majority. Kennedy was long considered a “swing” vote as he often sided with decisions in favor of gay marriage and abortion. His replacement could allow the court to finally roll back key aspects of Roe vs. Wade, the court ruling that ensured legal abortion throughout the nation.
With Republicans holding a extremely narrow majority in the U.S. Senate Murkowski has emerged as a critical vote in confirming a new Supreme Court justice as activists from both sides of the abortion debate lobby legislators. A self-identified Catholic, Murkowski is also a supporter of abortion rights who has shown a willingness to disregard Catholic teaching on the sanctity of human life in the womb and the right to life of unborn babies.
National reports this week indicate that Murkowski will be under immense pressure from both sides when she deliberates how to vote on the next Supreme Court nominee.
This is no time to sit on the sidelines or quietly hope for the best. Each and every pro-life Alaskan needs to contact Murkowski and respectfully but forcefully reiterate that we want her to vote for a conservative judicial nominee who will uphold the original intent of the U.S. Constitution.
The pro-abortion side will most certainly make a strong effort to influence Murkowski. We cannot let our voice go unheard. Please contact Murkowski through letters, phone calls and emails. The more correspondence the better. She must be made aware of the fact that most Alaskans are pro-life, we are counting on her vote and we are watching closely to see how she votes.