Michigan State Representative Mark Huizenga Supports Reinstating 91-year-old Law Criminalizing Abortion, Possible Jailing of Women and Doctors

State Representative Mark Huizenga approved a resolution that urges “the greatest extent” of punishment for women who seek abortions and doctors who provide them.

 Michigan State Representative Mark Huizenga Supports Reinstating 91-year-old Law Criminalizing Abortion, Possible Jailing of Women and Doctors

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

State Representative Mark Huizenga has approved HR 22, a resolution that “urges the enforcement of existing” laws prohibiting abortion, including a 1931 law that prescribes jail time for women who seek abortions and doctors who provide them. The law was unenforceable until the recent repeal of Roe v. Wade and is currently held up in court.

Right to Life of Michigan, an organization that seeks to end abortion, has endorsed Huizenga as a candidate for the Michigan State House. The organization’s Legislative Director, Genevieve Marnon, supports the 1931 law criminalzing abortion even in cases involving rape.

Rep. David LaGrand opposes the 1931 law and says that he will fight to restore abortion protections on behalf of Michiganders who are “galvanized to protect reproductive health, bodily autonomy, and individual rights.”

Mark Huizenga studied business administration at Calvin College and management at Aquinas College. He has worked as a management consultant for over 15 years.