Kathy Schmaltz Endorsed by Supporters of 91-Year-Old Law That Would Make Abortion a Felony in Michigan

Former News Anchor Kathy Schmaltz received an endorsement from Right to Life of Michigan, which supports the enforcement of a law that would punish women and doctors who terminate a pregnancy with up to four years in prison.

Kathy Schmaltz Endorsed by Supporters of 91-Year-Old Law That Would Make Abortion a Felony in Michigan

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

The overturning of Roe vs. Wade gives all states the option to ban abortion. Given the US Supreme Court ruling, Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban—which was unenforceable under Roe v. Wade—could be now enforced.

If the 1931 law comes back into effect, abortion would become a felony in Michigan, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Women and doctors who terminate a pregnancy could be punished with up to four years in prison.

Right to Life of Michigan supports the enforcement of the abortion ban. “Right to Life of Michigan is supportive of the 1931 law—even in the case of rape,” said the organization’s legislative director, Genevieve Marnon.

Right to Life of Michigan has endorsed Kathy Schmaltz, who is running to represent the 46th District in the Michigan State House. Former Jackson Historic District Commissioner Maurice Imhoff is endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice America and says he supports restoring the protections under Roe v. Wade in Michigan.

Schmaltz has been a resident of the Jackson and Lansing areas for around 50 years. She previously worked at Lansing’s WILX TV, where she served as a news anchor and hosted the political show “In Focus.”