Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a tweet on Monday declaring that “kids are our future” followed less than two hours later by a post declaring that she “will fight like hell to defend access to abortion in Michigan.”
“Our kids are our future — and I’m fighting for them. By closing the school funding gap and investing in public education, we’re giving our students the support they need to thrive,” Whitmer declared in one tweet.
“As long as I’m governor, I will fight like hell to defend access to abortion in Michigan,” the other tweet declared.
The tweets posted to the governor’s @gretchenwhitmer Twitter account highlight the fact that pro-choice proponents do not recognize unborn babies as distinct human individuals with a right to life.
“I want every Michigander to know that I am more determined than ever to protect access to safe, legal abortion. Now is the time to use every tool in our toolbox to protect women and reproductive health care,” Whitmer declared in a statement earlier this year when responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. “I will fight like hell to protect every Michiganders’ right to make decisions about their own body with the advice of a medical professional they trust. I will not give in or give up for my kids, your kids, and the future of our great state.”
Whitmer, who took office in 2019, is currently running for reelection during the Wolverine State’s 2022 gubernatorial contest. Republican candidate Tudor Dixon is challenging Whitmer for the job.
Democratic Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri has previously claimed that the Democratic Party is “pro-human rights” while advertising a series of events dubbed the “Roe the Vote: Reproductive Freedom Tour.”
“I’m proud to announce the Roe The Vote: Reproductive Freedom Tour across Missouri! People everywhere need to know that Dems are the pro-human rights, pro-bodily autonomy, pro-reproductive justice party fighting to protect our fundamental rights! This is how we win,” Bush tweeted last month.
Last week, the left-wing Women’s March movement issued a tweet declaring that it is not only pro-choice, but also “proudly, unapologetically pro-abortion.”