Governor Whitmer Takes Historic Steps to Protect Reproductive Freedom For All Michiganders While GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Push Dangerous Anti-Choice Agenda 

With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn or dismantle Roe v. Wade, today Governor Whitmer is taking historic action to protect Michigan women and families by filing a lawsuit and exercising her executive authority to immediately ensure abortion stays safe and legal in Michigan.

Reproductive rights in Michigan are among the most at risk in the nation. A currently dormant law from 1931 that remains on the books criminalizes abortion, makes felons out of reproductive health care providers, and provides no exceptions for rape or incest. Anti-choice advocates have touted the law as the most restrictive in the country, and it would immediately go back into effect if Roe v. Wade gets overturned nationally.

Governors will be the last line of defense against drastic and dangerous abortion bans that would impact millions of Michigan women, yet the 12 Republicans fighting for the spot are standing against Michigan women and families as they push to take away the right to abortion:

MDP spokesperson Rodericka Applewhaite issued the following statement:

“Perry Johnson, Garrett Soldano, James Craig, Kevin Rinke, and Tudor Dixon have led the messy and crowded pack of Republicans running for governor with their dangerous support for rolling back access to reproductive health care. Michiganders deserve a leader like Governor Whitmer, who has been a champion for women and reproductive rights and has with this lawsuit once again proven that she will stand against attempts to strip them to ensure abortion access remains intact.”

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