September 24th, 2015

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Less than two months ago Lisa Murkowski voted to defund Planned Parenthood

ANCHORAGE: It was less than two months ago that Sen. Murkowski voted to defund Planned Parenthood. After her vote, Murkowski’s explanation fell completely flat across the board as APRN reported, “Murkowski’s Planned Parenthood Vote Has Left Seething, Right Unmoved.” After facing heat from both sides, today Murkowski voted along side Democrats and supported funding for Planned Parenthood.

Murkowski has been very inconsistent with her support of women's health. She infamously supported the Blunt Amendment in 2012 and after the vote she ended up apologizing.

Fast-forward to the summer of 2015 and Murkowski voted to defund Planned Parenthood, which delivers healthcare services to thousands of Alaska women. The Senator was also absent on Tuesday and failed to stand up for women’s rights. According to KTUU, Murkowski’s office said that the Senator had “prior travel commitments.”

“Alaska women deserve strong, solid, and unwavering support,” said Kay Brown, Executive Director of the Alaska Democratic Party. “I hope that Murkowski will be effective in convincing her Republican colleagues to stop their constant attacks on women’s rights.”