According to Life News, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be vetoing each pro-life provision from the 2022 state budget. The report noted that the vetoes include $16 million for pro-life initiatives including money for pregnancy centers, adoption advertising, and on-campus assistance for pregnant and parenting students.
The Right to Life Committee of Michigan President Barbara Listing released the following:
We are very disappointed that Governor Whitmer does not see the value of funding these life-affirming programs. Governor Whitmer has supported pregnancy help programs for students as a state representative, but now, as governor, rejects these efforts to aid mothers in carrying their children to term and getting the help that they deserve.
Among the funds that were vetoed, advertising for infant adoption was one that speaks to her strong conviction that she would rather have an abortion performed than an adoption completed. The gap between the number of adoptions and abortions is already large, and with the actions of Governor Whitmer, that gap will continue to grow.
This is just one more in the long series of actions by Governor Whitmer that shows her extreme pro-abortion stance. We are not surprised by her actions to deprive women of pregnancy help. Governor Whitmer’s approach to dealing with women facing crisis pregnancies is abortion first, actual help second.
Whitmer faces a tough re-election campaign in 2022, where she will have to defend her narrowly won governor’s seat against multiple Republicans, many of whom have vowed to be pro-life governors.