Rep. Carol Glanville Vows to Fight Bill to Imprison Women, Doctors for Abortion

A GOP-backed bill would imprison Michigan women and doctors for up to four years for having or providing an abortion.

Rep. Carol Glanville Vows to Fight Bill to Imprison Women, Doctors for Abortion

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

State Representative Carol Glanville has vowed to fight an effort by Republican state lawmakers to criminalize abortion in Michigan.

Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, every state will be allowed to ban abortion without any exceptions. In Michigan, Republican lawmakers are seeking to enforce a long-dormant 1931 state law that could jail women and doctors for up to four years for having or providing an abortion, even in cases of rape or incest. Some say that they will try to pass an even stricter abortion law that will include a 10-year prison sentences for doctors who perform the procedure.

Glanville voiced strong opposition to the s attempt to enforce the 1931 abortion ban and pass stronger restrictions: “Our local residents—and everyone across the state—deserve the right to safe, accessible health care, and that includes access to abortion.”

She says Michigan should restore Roe v. Wade protections and repeal the 1931 abortion law.

Said Glanville: “Since the tragic Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, I have been angry and dismayed; however, I am grateful to be alongside so many Michiganders and also many of my colleagues as we stand up for an individuals’ right to bodily autonomy. I will not stop advocating for this basic human right.”

Rep. Carol Glanville Vows to Fight Bill to Imprison Women, Doctors for Abortion

Glanville, currently a Walker City Commissioner, was born and raised in Michigan, and previously worked as a teacher. She sits on several advisory boards for local advocacy groups.