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Michigan’s Whitmer can’t read the room, keeps pushing abortion

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer thinks President Joe Biden should talk more about “abortion rights” as he runs for reelection. She believes this matches Biden's view that women, along with their families and healthcare professionals, strongly support ending preborn lives.

Whitmer appeared on Face the Nation recently and anchor Margaret Brennan asked the 

Michigan governor if Biden, who is Catholic, should push pro-abortion messaging more. 

Whitmer’s response?

“I think it would be good if he did.”

Good? Perhaps the governor is having a hard time reading the room.

About six months ago, the results of a Gallup poll gave insights into actual views held by Americans on abortion.

Forty-one percent of Americans consider themselves "pro-life," a 4% increase from last year. Additionally, more people, now at 41%, believe abortion is "morally wrong," up from 38%.

While there's a small rise in those supporting legal abortion in the first three months, the majority still oppose abortion after the first trimester. Fifty-five percent think it should be "generally illegal" in the second trimester, and 70% feel the same about the third trimester.

Despite biased media coverage on pro-life issues, with a focus on problems related to pro-life laws, there's not much attention given to the positive work of pregnancy help centers and state policies helping pregnant women.

Of course, Whitmer just keeps pushing the slaughter of unborn babies. She stepped into a lot of controversy a couple of months back when she used her pen to make partial-birth abortions much more accessible.

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Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International, was frank in his assessment of the Democrat Michigan governor. 

"Governor Whitmer proves to be more pro-abortion than pro-choice in that she cut state funding for Michigan women to find alternatives to abortion,” Godsey said. “Her emphasis on more risky late-term and chemical abortions shows she's also more pro-abortionist than pro-woman." 

Tweet This: Gov Whitmer proves to be more pro-abortion than pro-choice in that she cut state funding for Michigan women to find alternatives to abortion

Tweet This: Witmer's emphasis on more risky late-term and chemical abortions shows she's also more pro-abortionist than pro-woman.

Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America State Affairs Director Sue Liebel also expressed concern, calling these measures uncompassionate. Partial-birth abortion involves partially delivering a live baby, crushing its skull, and vacuuming out the brain. 

“Future generations will look back on this with disdain," Liebel said of Witmer's signing of bills that remove the state's partial-birth abortion ban, eliminate health and safety standards for abortion facilities required for any other medical facility, and allow abortion facilities to conceal information from women about risks and complications. "We look forward to the day when Democrats like Gretchen Whitmer can look beyond their political commitment to the abortion industry to oppose these brutal procedures.”

Liebel also warns other states to consider abortion-related amendments in 2024, citing Michigan as a warning. The bills remove protections for babies and women, aiming for complete deregulation to boost the abortion industry's profits at the expense of women’s health.

These bills put women at risk by eliminating clinic licensing, inspections, and reporting of complications. Patients' right to informed consent, explaining the procedure and risks, is also lifted, contrary to the preference of 72% of Michigan voters.

In the end, we need to keep fighting the good fight. Together, we can continue to grow the number of people who consider themselves pro-life, and we can stand against the stance of Gretchen Whitmer, who does not understand the true heart of our country. 

Editor's note: Heartbeat International manages Pregnancy Help News.

Chris Alexis

Chris Alexis is a writer and marketer in the education sector. He started out as pro-choice but over time abortion became harder and harder for him to justify, and through the course of personal experience the married father of three came to a profoundly different place, where he now feels the call to use his gifts to save unborn children.

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