Victory defends sanctity of life in opposing abortion bills

Victory defends sanctity of life in opposing abortion bills

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Roger Victory on Wednesday voted no on Democratic bills to promote abortion and remove health safeguards for women.

“When Democrats and others were promoting Proposal 3 last year to enshrine abortion rights into our constitution, they said it wouldn’t affect commonsense protections — yet that is what these bills would do,” said Victory, R-Hudsonville. “As someone who is strongly pro-life and cherishes the sanctity of life, I was disappointed with the passage of Proposal 3. But I am just as disappointed that Senate Democrats are flip-flopping on these safeguards and are now passing bills that will endanger thousands of Michigan women.”

Senate Bills 37, 39 and 93 and House Bills 4006 and 4032 would remove guardrails to protect the health and safety of women and the unborn, such as laws regarding the selling of drugs to cause an abortion. SB 2 would repeal a section of law referencing the use of indecent or obscene language in publishing information on contraceptives and abortion-related drugs.

Prior to passage, Democrats voted down Republican amendments to protect babies with Down syndrome, strengthen penalties for abortion coercion, provide funding for safe housing, prenatal care, and other pregnancy resources for women in need, and improve Michigan’s adoption services to ensure every child can find a loving forever home.

SBs 2, 37, 39 and 93 now head to the House of Representatives for consideration. HBs 4006 and 4032 will soon head to the governor to be signed.


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