(CBS DETROIT) — A Michigan lawmaker is seeking to create criminal penalties for acts of abortion with a 10-year prison term and a $100,000 fine.
State Rep. Steve Carra (R-Three Rivers) proposed his “Protection at Conception Act,” in which an individual would be guilty of manslaughter if they performed or attempted to perform an abortion, “except to save a pregnant woman in imminent condition”. physical danger that will result in the death of her pregnancy.
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The measure, introduced by Carra on Tuesday, states that anyone making, distributing or selling a drug intended to induce an abortion would be guilty of a felony and sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.
It also clarifies that the person requesting the abortion will not be charged or convicted and allows the sale or use of a contraceptive if it is administered before a pregnancy can be determined by medical tests.
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In a statement on Wednesday, Carra said the law would make Michigan’s abortion law of 1931 “enforceable after Roe v. Wade.”
“This is the most comprehensive pro-life legislation introduced in Michigan and it will be legally enforceable,” Carra said.
Governor Gretchen is expected to veto the measure if it passes the legislature.
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