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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.”