From Alabama to Missouri to right here in Michigan, the topic of abortion laws has been front and center.
Missouri House and Senate voted to pass a bill on Friday banning abortions at 8 weeks of pregnancy. Governor Mike Parson says he intends to pass it in the near future.
Political figures have gone to Twitter and other social media platforms discussing the new state laws and what they think of them.
Bernie Sanders was at a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina commented on the new law in Alabama.
“The Alabaman legislature governor actually believes that it is appropriate to force a woman to have the baby of her rapist, how is grotesque is that,” said Sanders.
This comes just two days after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed an abortion law banning nearly all abortion procedures.
Right here in Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday “I’ve always supported a woman’s autonomy and freedom to make her own choices, and that should be no surprise to anyone in this town.”
Governor Whitmer also went to Twitter on Tuesday saying there are more issues to deal with, such as fixing the roads.
Democratic Senator Gary Peters also commented on Friday about the abortion laws saying “I think what we need to be focused on is health, woman’s health issues I think need to be first and foremost,” said Peters. “I think a lot of this debate is moving away from that and hopefully we will get back to what is really precedent and long standing in this country.”
On the West side of the state and also on the other side of the aisle, Republican State Senator, Kim LaSata thinks otherwise.According to the Detroit Free Press she said “Of course it should be hard…the procedure should be painful.”