Michigan Gov. Whitmer defends abortion as "life-sustaining" during pandemic

by Adam Ford · Apr 17th, 2020 7:41 am

Last Updated Apr 17th, 2020 at 9:39 am

The Democrat Whitmer, who has been under extreme pressure lately due to her strict lockdown measures in Michigan, discussed abortion on the podcast of former Barack Obama political strategist David Axelrod.

Whitmer vowed not to limit abortions in Michigan, as other states of done, despite the sweeping restrictions she has placed across the state's society.

The governor said:

"We stopped elective surgeries here in Michigan, and some people have tried to say that that type of a procedure is considered the same, and that's ridiculous," Whiter said, referring to abortion.

"A woman's healthcare, her whole future, her ability to decide if and when she starts a family is not an election, it is a fundamental to her life. It is life sustaining and it's something that government should not be getting in the middle of."

? Statewide pushback has ensued after Gov. Whitmer ordered strict statewide lockdown measures seen by many residents as draconian, absurd, and an infringement on constitutional rights. The measures include:

  • Residents are prohibited from traveling between homes — even family members' homes, or one's own second home.
  • In the state famous for its Great Lakes and more than 11,000 inland lakes, operating motor boats or jet-skis, even by oneself, has been outlawed — though boats without motors are still allowed on lakes.
  • Buying seeds in a store to grown one's own food, or paint for home repairs, is illegal — but Michiganders can still legally purchase alcohol, marijuana, and lottery tickets, which have been deemed "essential."

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