With the first lawsuits filed against a doctor violating Texas' near-total ban on abortion, Michigan attorney general Dana Nessel takes to Twitter with a little food for thought.
Noting there's been an abortion ban on the books in Michigan since the same time legislators made adultery a felony (1931), she asks if lawsuits should be filed over the latter, and if she should even begin to prosecute such cases.
Do MI residents want to see me, the top law enforcement official in the state, start to prosecute crimes of adultery? I have used my prosecutorial discretion not to do so, but do the Ten Commandments dictate otherwise? Which legislators would like me to initiate such actions?— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) September 22, 2021
The comments come as Michigan's Republican-led legislature fails to take up Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's call to repeal the state's abortion ban amid renewed fears the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. In February, state Sen. Erika Geiss, D-Taylor, introduced such a bill.
Likely Whitmer rival James Craig, the former Detroit police chief-turned-Republican gubernatorial candidate, has said that, if elected, he would block a repeal.