Commissioner Maurice Imhoff Comes Out Against Law Making Abortion a Felony for Women, Doctors
Michigan Republican legislators seek to criminalize abortion after the repeal of Roe v. Wade.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a 1931 Michigan law could be used to prosecute women and doctors who provide abortions.
Michigan Republican legislators have gone to court to enforce the law, which opens women and doctors up to prosecution and four-year prison sentences. Some have also proposed new legislation that prescribes 10 and 20-year sentences for abortion providers.
Commissioner Maurice Imhoff and other Michigan officials are opposing these measures from being enforced and becoming law. Gov. Whitmer is suing to block the 1931 law from being enforced. Imhoff promises to restore Roe v. Wade abortion protections.
Imhoff is running for Michigan State House.