State Rep. David LaGrand Opposes GOP-Backed Law Criminalizing Abortion in Michigan
Michigan Republican legislators are seeking to enforce a law that would jail women for up to four years for having an abortion.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Michigan Republican lawmakers have gone to court to defend a 1931 law that would imprison women for up to four years for having an abortion. The ban was unenforceable under Roe v. Wade. But, now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe — allowing every state to ban abortion without providing any exceptions, including in cases of rape or incest — Republican legislators in Lansing are seeking to enforce the 91-year-old law.
Some say that they will pass an even more severe abortion bill that would include 10-year prison terms for doctors who perform the procedure.
State Representative David LaGrand, who is running for State Senate strongly opposes the 1931 ban l. He says he will work to restore Roe v. Wade protections in Michigan, stating that abortion is a private medical decision that should be made by a woman and her doctor — not politicians.
Speaking about recent efforts in Michigan to fight the legislation LaGrand said: “This speaks to how galvanized Michiganders are to protect reproductive health, bodily autonomy and individual rights.”
LaGrand is a small-business owner currently serving his third term representing the 75th District, which encompasses part of Grand Rapids, in the Michigan House. Prior to joining the Michigan legislature, he served on the Grand Rapids City Commission and the Grand Rapids Board of Education.