Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer Signs Order to Promote Killing More Babies in Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 14, 2022   |   9:11PM   |   Lansing, Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a second pro-abortion executive order to promote the killing of unborn babies in abortions in her state.

Her order is similar to those issued by other pro-abortion Democrat governors in Colorado, Pennsylvania, Maine, North Carolina, Nevada, Rhode Island and Washington state since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24.

WPBN reports Whitmer’s order states that she will refuse to cooperate with other states by extraditing abortionists and abortion workers who abort unborn babies in violation of other states’ pro-life laws.

The governor said she will protect women who have abortions from prosecution, too. However, pro-life laws do not punish women, and pro-life leaders have made it very clear that they oppose such punishments.

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“After the overturn of Roe v Wade and the ensuing implementation of a series of extreme bans on abortion that criminalize women and medical professionals across the country, visitors to Michigan must know that they can access reproductive health care within our borders without fear of extradition,” Whitmer said in a statement. “That is why I signed an executive order today refusing to cooperate with out-of-state law enforcement seeking to punish women for seeking health care.”

Here’s more from CNN:

The order signed by Whitmer, who has been supportive of abortion rights, aims to protect women who travel to Michigan seeking an abortion and Michigan abortion providers “who will not have to fear being extradited for prosecution in another state for offering abortion services,” according to a news release from her office.

A provider who conducts a telehealth visit from Michigan for a patient in another state and prescribes a medical abortion will also not be extradited, Whitmer’s office told CNN. The order, however, would not apply to a person who performs an abortion while in a state where it is banned.

Genevieve Marnon, legislative director of Right to Life of Michigan, said the governor is setting a dangerous precedent by refusing to help with criminal prosecutions.

“The idea that she is telling law enforcement agents not to cooperate with the law enforcement seeking criminals from other states is dangerous,” Marnon told the local news. “It’s a dangerous precedent.”

Whitmer is aggressively pro-abortion. In May, she signed another executive order demanding that state agencies find new ways to promote abortions in anticipation that the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn Roe.

She also filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s pre-Roe abortion ban, which was supposed to go back into effect in June. However, a state judge with ties to Planned Parenthood blocked it. If enforced, the law could save nearly 30,000 unborn babies from abortion every year.

Since Roe in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe,” legal abortions in the U.S. The infamous ruling forced states to legalize abortions for any reason up to viability and allowed abortions for any reason up to birth.

In the historic Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling June 24, the Supreme Court justices overturned Roe and allowed states to protect unborn babies from abortion again. Thirteen already have done so, although some have been blocked by court orders, and more state are expected to enact pro-life laws in the coming weeks.

Ultimately, as many as 26 states may ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.