LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is taking her fight online. She says she wants to show the differences between her and her opponent Matthew DePerno.
DePerno, a Michigan attorney general candidate, said back in March he has no exceptions for abortions, including in issues involving rape and incest.
He was also asked about situations that involve the life of the mother.
“Do you have an exception for that? I said I do not.” Deperno said.
We’ve heard a lot about the 1931 law that would make abortions illegal here in Michigan if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
The law states that any person who willfully administers an abortion to a pregnant woman by any means will be found guilty of a felony.
It’s something current Attorney General Dana Nessel says she will not enforce.
“I actually did a commercial, you can pull it up, in 2018 that was on social media where I said I was not going to enforce this law when Roe V. Wade is overturned because again you didn’t have to have, you know, a magic crystal ball to see what was coming in the future,” Nessel said.
At an event, Deperno said he offers a different opinion.
“I would enforce that law immediately when I am sworn into office.” DePerno said.
6 News reached out to DePerno this week, but he did not agree to an interview or to make any updated comments since the forum took place.
He did recently post a Tweet saying “I join with all who value life and am hopeful for Roe v. Wade to be overturned. This will be such a great win for the unborn and for states’ rights. The courts must never overstep the bounds of the constitution.”