Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) poses for a photo in KRBD’s studio. (Eric Stone/KRBD)

Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she’s still pushing to protect abortion under federal law after the Supreme Court overturned  the 1973 case Roe v. Wade, which decided abortion was a constitutional right for women.

This summer, after the Supreme Court ended that right with its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Murkowski and a bipartisan group of colleagues introduced a bill they’re calling the Reproductive Freedom for All Act. The bill would enshrine the right to an abortion until fetal viability and the right to contraception in federal law.

Murkowski stopped in Ketchikan on Monday and sat down with KRBD’s Eric Stone and Ketchikan Daily News editor Scott Bowlen for a joint interview. Bowlen asked Murkowski about the outlook for that bill, which is currently pending in the Senate.


An extended version of the interview is below.