Candidates Debate Differences On Abortion Rights In Michigan; Dixon Calls Single Working Women “Lonely”Abortion in Michigan faces an uncertain future following the fall of Roe v. Wade, and the issue took center stage in the first debate between Governor Whitmer and GOP nominee Tudor Dixon.
By Main Street Sentinel Staff
For now, a 91-year-old law that would jail women who seek abortions and the doctors who provide them, even in cases of rape or incest, cannot be enforced. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a lawsuit to block the law and a Circuit Court Judge issued an injunction.
This contrasts with the position of Tudor Dixon, the Republican nominee for governor, who supports enforcement of the law and recently doubled down on her opposition to abortion.
During the debate, Whitmer reminded voters of Dixon’s position: “This is a candidate who said a 14-year-old child raped by a family member is a ‘perfect example’ of why we shouldn’t have abortion rights,” adding, “To protect our rights, we cannot trust Mrs. Dixon.”
At an event following the debate, Dixon attacked Whitmer, saying Michiganders “don’t have support for families… unless they look exactly the way she wants… Single women working. That’s like her dream… Last time I checked, that’s a pretty lonely life.”