Rep. Tisdel Endorsed by Michigan Group That Supports Enforcing a 91-Year-OldLaw Criminalizing Abortion
Right to Life of Michigan, an organization dedicated to “ending abortion in our state,” has endorsed incumbent Representative Mark Tisdel.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
The Supreme Court’s June 24th decision in Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization gave new life to a 91-year old law that could make abortion a felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison – for both doctors and women seeking the procedure.
In the wake of the decision, Right to Life Michigan Education Fund published an updated infographic outlining “The Path to Ending Abortion” in the state, which includes a mandate to “defend existing laws”.
Genevieve Marnon, Legislative Director at Right to Life of Michigan, supports the 1931 law—even in cases of rape. “We definitely support, of course, punishing the rapist, but we don’t support killing the unborn, innocent child,” she said.
The group has also endorsed Mark Tisdel, who currently represents Michigan’s 55th State House District. Tisdel was first elected in November, 2020. Between 2015 and 2019, he served as President of the Rochester Hills Council.
Small Business owner Dr. Patricia Bernard has come out against the 1931 law, and has echoed calls for legislation that will protect Roe v. Wade in Michigan.