Jason Woolford “Will Fight to Protect the Unborn,” Receives Endorsement from Supporters of Michigan Abortion Ban
Jason Woolford has the support of Right to Life of Michigan, a group that favors the enforcement of a 1931 law that would carry a four-year prison sentence for women and doctors who get or provide an abortion.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a never-repealed 1931 law that would make abortion a felony is at the center of a fight in the Michigan courts. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has sued to have the 1931 law ruled unconstitutional, but others are seeking to enforce the ban. If the 1931 law is enforced, abortion would be outlawed in Michigan—with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest—and women and doctors who receive or provide the procedure would be penalized with up to four years in prison.
Right to Life of Michigan supports the enforcement of the abortion ban, including in cases of rape and incest. “We definitely support, of course, punishing the rapist, but we don’t support killing the unborn, innocent child,” said the group’s legislative director, Genevieve Marnon.
Jennifer Conlin, who is running against Woolford in the District 48 race, strongly opposes the 1931 law. “If abortions were banned in Michigan, I would fight this decision with everything in me. We cannot allow our government to take away bodily autonomy,” she said. “Of course, if abortion was banned I would push for exceptions for some of our most vulnerable citizens, survivors of rape or incest.”
Woolford, who was born in Michigan, served as a Marine before going on to work in sales and marketing in California. After returning to Michigan, he became a reverend and was appointed president of Mission Cry/Christian Resources International.