Governors

Coverage: James Craig Will Uphold Ban On Abortion As Governor

Last week following his failed campaign announcement, Michigan Republican gubernatorial candidate James Craig was recorded saying he will do “whatever I can” to prevent Democrats from overturning Michigan’s unconstitutional abortion ban. Should a bill reach his desk to repeal it, as governor he would veto the legislation and let the state’s 1931 total ban on abortion stand.

According to the Detroit Metro TimesCraig’s commitment to a 90-year-old dormant law in Michigan would allow the abortion ban to go into effect should Roe V. Wade be overturned – an increasingly likely result as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade in December. 

Read the coverage from Michigan and around the country:

Detroit Metro Times –– Secret recording captures gubernatorial candidate James Craig taking extreme position on abortion

The Hill –– Michigan GOP governor hopeful says he would support state abortion ban: recording

National Journal –– HOTLINE EXTRA: Republican James Craig said he will block a repeal of Michigan’s abortion ban

Patch –– James Craig Supports MI Abortion Ban In Recording

Michigan Advance –– GOP gov. candidate James Craig says he supports abortion ban in secret recording

Raw Story –– Michigan GOP gov. candidate James Craig says he supports abortion ban in secret recording

Deadline Detroit –– James Craig Comes Out As ‘Unapologetically Pro-Life’ Amid Abortion Uncertainty

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