The stakes for Michigan’s November election have never been higher. With Tudor Dixon’s Republican primary win, Michiganders will face a stark choice Nov. 8: re-elect reproductive health champion Governor Whitmer or allow one of the most extreme anti-abortion politicians in the country into Michigan’s top executive office.
Governor Whitmer’s veto pen, lawsuit, and executive actions have been critical to protecting abortion access in Michigan after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and take away the constitutional right to abortion.
If given the opportunity, Dixon would use those same powers to interfere in Michiganders’ most personal health care decisions. Dixon has repeatedly offered her full-throated support for Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban which would criminalize nearly all abortions without exception for rape, incest or the health of the patient. Dixon’s cruel and dangerous stance is unwavering, even when confronted by cases involving extreme circumstances. When asked about a hypothetical 14-year-old survivor who had become pregnant as a result of sexual abuse by a relative, Dixon labeled the girl a “perfect example” of someone who should be blocked from accessing abortion. Dixon will be joined at the top of the GOP ticket by similarly extreme anti-abortion candidates for Attorney General and Secretary of State.
GOP Attorney General candidate Matt DePerno celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe, pledged to enforce Michigan’s 1931 criminal abortion ban, and argued that Griswold v. Connecticut–a landmark Supreme Court decision that protects birth control access–should be overturned as well.
Secretary of State candidate Kristina Karamo pushes the GOP slates’ anti-abortion agenda even further, comparing abortion to “satanic practice” and claiming that sexual relationships can transmit “demonic possession.”
Statement from Ashlea Phenicie, Communications Director at Michigan Planned Parenthood Votes: “Tudor Dixon will join Matt DePerno and Kristina Karamo at the top of the GOP ticket in November, rounding out one of the most extreme slates of anti-abortion candidates we’ve seen in Michigan. A clear majority of Michiganders want abortion to remain safe and legal in our state. Instead, Dixon would pursue a near-total abortion ban with DePerno and Karamo supporting her every step of the way. This is untenable and completely out of step with the will of Michigan voters. From now until Election Day, we will be working to ensure voters understand what’s at stake and turn out to support leaders who will protect abortion access.”
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