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As GOP Candidates for Michigan Support Radical Abortion Bans, Their Party Calls for 10-Year Prison Sentences for Health Care Providers

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Michigan House Republicans filed legislation yesterday to create a 10-year prison sentence for doctors performing abortions and a 20-year sentence for anyone manufacturing, selling, or distributing abortion medications, which goes even further than the state’s 1931 abortion ban that could become law if Roe v. Wade is overturned.

The entire GOP field for governor — Tudor Dixon, Ryan Kelley, Garrett Soldano, Kevin Rinke, and Ralph Rebandt — have already said they support banning abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest, raising the question: will they denounce this new legislation or embrace throwing health care providers in prison?

Meanwhile, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has taken unprecedented action to protect reproductive rights in Michigan.

“Every Republican candidate for Michigan governor supports radical plans to ban abortion and criminalize women who make decisions about their own bodies — without any exceptions for rape or incest,” said DGA Deputy Communications Director Sam Newton. “The entire GOP field must denounce this dangerous legislation, which is calling for even harsher punishments on health care providers.” 

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