CNA Staff, Apr 17, 2020 / 15:00 pm
Pro-life adovcates have criticized the governor of Michigan for calling abortion a "life-sustaining" procedure during an interview on Thursday.
In an April 16 appearance on the podcast "The Axe Files," Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) was asked by host David Axelrod to react efforts by some states to limit abortions as part of their efforts to conserve medical resources and combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We stopped elective surgeries here in Michigan. Some people have tried to say that that type of a procedure is considered the same and that's ridiculous," said Whitmer.
"A woman's healthcare, 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," the governor said.
Axelrod, the host of the podcast, is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama.