Catholic Economy – Obotafumeiro Thu, 23 Jun 2022 02:38:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Catholic Economy – Obotafumeiro 32 32 GOP lawmaker proposes new abortion ban with 10-year sentence; Whitmer calls it “scary” Thu, 23 Jun 2022 00:05:59 +0000

Lansing – A Republican lawmaker introduced a bill banning abortion at all stages of pregnancy that would make providing an abortion a 10-year felony punishable by a fine of up to $100,000.

The bill, which would make an exception to save a mother’s life, would replace the more than century-old ban on abortion, which according to the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Steve Carra of Three Rivers, was unlikely to withstand a court pending. challenges.

Even if passed by both houses, Carra’s bill is unlikely to survive an almost inevitable veto by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who called the legislation ‘disturbing’, ‘disturbing’ and ‘maddening. during a Wednesday appearance on NBC.

“This is going to be devastating for women, for our economy, for our ability to design our lives and make our own decisions,” the Democratic governor said. “And so it’s a really chilling reminder of the magnitude of these issues.”

Carra argued that the conception protection bill would make the 1931 abortion ban “enforceable” if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark 1973 Roe ruling in the coming days and returns the decision on abortion in the States.