SUPPORT clergy who rebuked Michigan Governor for saying "Abortion is life-sustaining"

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The Michigan Catholic Conference is to be commended for speaking out forcefully against Governor Gretchen Whitmer's self-contradictory statement that abortion is "life-sustaining."

Please SIGN this petition, which thanks these senior clerics for calling out Whitmer's egregious moral and intellectual corruption.

The Michigan Governor made these remarks in a recent interview with David Axelrod, who questioned Whitmer about her decision to allow elective abortions to continue unabated during the COVID-19 pandemic, consuming valuable resources which could otherwise be used to treat victims of COVID-19.

Whitmer responded by stating: "A woman’s health care, her whole future, her ability to decide if and when she starts a family is not an election. It is a fundamental to her life. It is life-sustaining, and it’s something that government should not be getting in the middle of."

In response, the Michigan Catholic Conference issued this plain-speaking rebuke (reprinted in part):

“Governor Whitmer’s comment that abortion is ‘life-sustaining’ comes as no surprise; for most if not all of her political career the governor has carried the banner for abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. Her comments indicate how easily candidates for higher office are pushed into a dark corner by the abortion industry. Joe Biden’s abdication of his forty-year support for the Hyde Amendment no doubt paved the way...

And, one member of the Conference, Bishop Walkowiak of Grand Rapids issued his own rejoinder (as part of a longer statement) to the governor's warped comments:

"Two persons enter an abortion clinic. Only one comes out. Abortion is not life-sustaining..."

Bishop Walkowiak then squarely placed emphasis where it needs to be, in helping to eliminate the crisis, in a crisis pregnancy, not the preborn child:

"We reiterate our complete and continuing commitment to support the health and well-being of all human life from conception to natural death. The Catholic Church’s efforts and resources remain available to all families. Well over 150,000 low-income mothers deliver their babies at Catholic hospitals each year, and tens of thousands of pregnant and parenting moms are helped each year through Catholic Charities programs and other agencies. We will continue to walk with moms in need."

If Governor Whitmer were really interested in the health care of all, she would seek to encourage a culture of life where every life is cherished, rather than her ruthless defense of abortion, even at the cost of COVID-19 victims. 

Please SIGN and SHARE this petition which congratulates the bishops of the Michigan Catholic Conference for their stand against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's offensive remarks, calling abortion "life-sustaining."

Thank you!

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

'Bishop rebukes Michigan gov’s declaration that abortions are 'life-sustaining'' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bishop-rebukes-michigan-govs-declaration-that-abortions-are-life-sustaining

'MCC Responds to Comments from Governor Whitmer That Abortion is 'Life-Sustaining'' - https://www.micatholic.org/advocacy/news-room/news-releases/2020/response-to-governors-statement-that-abortion-is-life-affirming/

'Response to Gov. Whitmer’s comment that abortion is 'life-sustaining'' - https://grdiocese.org/response-to-governor-whitmers-comment-that-abortion-is-life-sustaining/

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