Tudor Dixon Confirms Support for Criminalizing Abortion in Cases of Rape, IncestIn an interview, Dixon says she agrees with a 1931 Michigan law that means a 14-year-old who had been raped by her uncle would not be allowed access to an abortion.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
Tudor Dixon stood behind her previous remarks about abortion and confirmed that she supports a 1931 Michigan law that does not provide exceptions to an abortion ban in cases of rape and incest.
In an interview, Dixon was asked about whether a 14-year-old who had been raped by her uncle should be permitted access to an abortion and she said that this was a “perfect example.” She continued: “I know people who are the product… a life is a life for me. That’s how it is.”
Dixon’s position stands in contrast to that of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who has sued to block the 1931 Michigan law, which would make abortion illegal even in the case of rape and incest, from going into effect. She says that one of her priorities is to restore the protections that existed under Roe v. Wade, making the point that no matter where a person lives, what they look like or what they do, every person’s life has its own unique circumstances.
People, not politicians, should be able to make their own decisions, including when it comes to abortion, Whitmer concluded.