Shadia Martini Condemns Law That Could Jail Women, Doctors for Seeking or Providing Abortion

Advocate & Small Business Owner Martini says she opposes 1931 law making abortion a felony, punishable by up to 4 years in prison.

Shadia Martini Condemns Law That Could Jail Women, Doctors for Seeking or Providing Abortion

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

The Supreme Court’s June 24th decision overturning Roe v. Wade ended an almost 50-year-old precedent guaranteeing federal abortion rights and leaves the door open for state legislators across the country to criminalize the medical procedure. In Michigan, a 91-year-old law, still on the books, does just that and makes abortion a felony, punishable by up to 4 years in prison.

Previously, this law was invalidated by the protections offered by Roe v. Wade.

A few lawmakers have pledged to go even further, proposing to increase prison sentences for healthcare providers to 10 years.

Advocate Shadia Martini says Michigan should restore Roe v. Wade protections and opposes the 1931 law banning all abortions even in the cases of rape and incest. She says that abortion is a private medical decision that should be left to women and their doctors – not politicians.

Doctor holding patient's hands

Shadia Martini, who is running for the Michigan House of Representatives, owns a real estate brokerage, construction company, and medical spa, all in southeast Michigan. Born in Aleppo, Syria, she received her M.B.A from the University of Michigan and lives with her family in Bloomfield Township.