Abortion rights will be on the Michigan ballot in November thanks to hundreds of thousands of voter signatures and a decision from the state Supreme Court … and Republican gubernatorial nominee Tudor Dixon is desperately trying to turn that into a positive for herself.
Dixon is an anti-abortion extremist, known for saying that a 14-year-old raped by her uncle would be a “perfect example” of Dixon’s opposition to rape and incest exceptions in abortion bans, and that pregnancy from rape can lead to “healing through that baby.” So you might think that having voters directly motivated to turn out to protect abortion rights would be bad news for her given a poll that found 60% support for the ballot measure.
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The poll, from WDIV/Detroit News, also found that support for the abortion rights ballot measure was the top factor motivating voters to the polls, ahead of inflation, education, and crime. Again, bad news for Dixon.
She’s trying to make lemonade out of those lemons, though:
No, really. “Vote to protect abortion rights, then vote for me because I will no longer be able to take away your abortion rights. It’s almost like you’re voting for abortion and against it at the same time!” It’s pathetic, but it also shows that Dixon is as dangerously dishonest as she is extremist.
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