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GOP Governor Nominee: Having Baby Could Be ‘Healing’ For Teen Rape Victims

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Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial nominee said she doesn’t support abortion being legal even for child rape victims, suggesting that having the child may very well be “healing.”

In a segment aired Friday, Fox 2 news anchor Roop Raj asked Tudor Dixon, who has been vocal about her anti-abortion views, where she stands “relating to rape, incest and lifetime of the mother.”

Dixon said she supports exceptions if a lady’s life is in peril, though she added that the “health of the mother and lifetime of the mother are two various things.” Raj then asked specifically about rape and incest, providing the hypothetical example of a 14-year-old girl who has been raped.

“Why not allow that person to have an abortion?” he asked.

Dixon replied that her stance got here from talking to rape survivors who’ve given birth, in addition to people who find themselves the youngsters of rape survivors.

“I’ve talked to those individuals who were the kid of a rape victim, and the bond that those two people made, and the proven fact that out of that tragedy there was healing through that baby — it’s something that we don’t take into consideration,” she said.

Tudor Dixon is pictured at a primary election party in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dixon, who has received the endorsement of former President Donald Trump, had come under fire from Democrats last month after saying she wouldn’t support an abortion exception for a hypothetical 14-year-old who had been raped by an uncle.

In the autumn, Dixon is ready to face incumbent Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose campaign has emphasized protecting abortion rights.

Earlier this yr, Whitmer sued to forestall the potential enforcement of a dormant abortion law from 1931, which banned the procedure but allowed exceptions to “preserve the life” of the mother.

The 1931 law was overridden by the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. When the Roe decision was overturned this yr, a state judge issued a brief injunction blocking the 1931 ban from going into effect. On Friday, one other judge blocked county prosecutors from enforcing the law for the foreseeable future.

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