Michigan Senator Michael MacDonald Sponsors Legislation Supporting 91-Year-Old Law Criminalizing Abortion

State Senator Mike MacDonald calls for “enforcement of all laws regulating or liming the practice of abortion,” including 1931 law that jails cases of rape or incest.

Michigan Senator Michael MacDonald Sponsors Legislation Supporting 91-Year-Old Law Criminalizing Abortion

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

State Senator Michael MacDonald has sponsored legislation that will “affirm the right to life of every unborn child” in the state of Michigan.

The resolution backed by MacDonald specifically calls for the “enforcement of all laws regulating or limiting the practice of abortion,” including a 1931 law that can be used to jail women who seek abortions and doctors who provide them, with no exceptions made in cases of rape or incest.

MacDonald has been endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan, a group that supports the 1931 law. The Legislative Director of Right to Life of Michigan, Genevieve Marnon, has said that the group is in favor of seeking punishment for rapists, “but we don’t support killing the unborn, innocent child.”

Macomb County Commissioner Veronica Klinefelt says she opposes the 1931 law. The reversal of Roe v. Wade “strips women of their fundamental right,” Klinefelt has said.

Michael MacDonald has worked as an exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and financial representative. He has been a state Senator since 2018.