Rep. Darrin Camilleri Says He Opposes Republican-Backed Bill to Jail Women, Doctors for Abortion
Following the Supreme Court’s invalidation of Roe v Wade, Camilleri joins fellow Michigan Democrats in condemning Republican lawmakers’ plans to penalize women and doctors for performing the procedures.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Following the June 24th Supreme Court decision that invalidated Roe v. Wade, Republicans in the Michigan State House have gone to court to defend a long dormant 1931 state law that would criminalize abortion with virtually no exceptions.
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. If they succeed, both women and doctors could be sentenced to four years in prison for receiving or providing abortion care. In fact, they’ve actually promised to expand on the 91-year-old law and increase prison sentences for healthcare providers to 10 years.
Representative Darrin Camilleri joins Governor Gretchen Whitmer and other state officials in condemning these efforts.
He pledges to pass legislation that overturns the 1931 law banning the procedure.
State Rep. Camilleri, who is running for the Michigan State Senate, is currently serving his third term representing the 23rd District, which includes the Downriver communities of Gibraltar, Grosse Ile, Huron, Trenton, Woodhaven, and Brownstown. He currently serves as Minority Whip for the House Democrats and the Minority Vice Chair on the House Education Committee.