GOP lawmaker floats new abortion ban with 10-year penalty; Gov. Whitmer calls it ‘scary’

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The Detroit News

LANSING, Mich. — A Republican lawmaker has introduced a bill prohibiting abortion at all stages of pregnancy that would make the provision of an abortion equivalent to manslaughter, a 10-year felony carrying an up to $100,000 fine. The bill, which would make an exception to save the life of a mother, would replace the state’s more than century-old abortion ban, which the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Steve Carra of Three Rivers, said was unlikely to stand up against pending court challenges. Even if it were adopted by both chambers, Carra’s bill is unlikely to survive an all-but inevitable veto from Go…

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