Jennifer Conlin: We Must Fight Republican-Backed Bill Making Abortion a Felony

Michigan Republican lawmakers are advocating for a measure making abortion a crime.

Jennifer Conlin: We Must Fight Republican-Backed Bill Making Abortion a Felony

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

Michigan Republican lawmakers are trying to “establish an entirely new law criminalizing abortion“.

The legislators have turned to a never-repealed law from 1931 to help them in their battle to ban nearly all abortions, even those performed in cases of rape or incest. The legislation exposes “anyone who provides an abortion, as well as the person who takes medications to end their own pregnancy” to prosecution and imprisonment for up to four years.

Many Michiganders, like Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Jennifer Conlin, are united in their opposition to the measure. They say the law involves politicians in what should be a private medical decision made by women and healthcare providers. Conlin says we need to restore Roe v. Wade protections, and Governor Gretchen Witmer has filed a preemptive lawsuit to stop the 1931 law from going into effect.

Jennifer Conlin: We Must Fight Republican-Backed Bill Making Abortion a Felony

Conlin, a small business owner and mother of three. She is running for the State House and has named public health as one of her main priorities.