As voters prepare to head into a contentious midterm election, they will be able to vote on abortion rights if the petition is certified, making abortion rights one of the central themes of November’s re-election, where Whitmer promises to fight “like hell” to protect women. In opposition, Trump-endorsed GOP candidate Tudor Dixon is backed by the Right To Life PAC, Michigan’s largest anti-abortion organization.
This order takes place within the next 21 days after an appeal period and applies to health workers and doctors who provide abortions.
Within the Greater Lansing area, there are a number of resources created to reduce this. From food pantries to utility assistance, those in need have options.
“I found out I was pregnant two weeks before the Roe v. Wade decision was overturned, and I got my abortion one week before the decision was overturned,” Lotocki said. “I spent my time recovering without the right to an abortion.”