The rule would also allow some clinics to provide incomplete information to pregnant patients.
Begich is the only pro-choice candidate for governor.
Walker’s appointment to the Board of Midwives had a work past many social conservatives found objectionable.
Local Republicans have reportedly advanced Vicki Wallner, the founder of the Facebook group “Stop Valley Thieves,” for consideration.
Planned Parenthood Votes Northwest and Hawaii responded this morning to a move by Senate Republicans to end an Obama-era federal rule prohibiting states from blocking federal grants to abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood.
Senate Republicans made a motion to proceed to the legislation, and while a simple majority was needed to advance it, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, voted against it. That left the Senate in a 50-50 tie, which required Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.