Midwife Board Nominee Says She Has No Agenda

    Juneau, AK (AP) - A former Planned Parenthood field organizer picked by Gov. Bill Walker to serve on a board that regulates midwifery in Alaska says she's not coming into the role with any agenda.

    Kenni Linden says her own midwife encouraged her to apply for the public seat on the board. She says she's passionate about access to midwifery care in Alaska, based on her family's personal experience.

    The anti-abortion group Alaska Right to Life has sent out email missives opposing Linden's appointment, referring to her as a "former Planned Parenthood political operative."

    Linden says most of her experience with Planned Parenthood involved advocating for women's health. She says she left the organization in 2016.

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