DNC Statement on James Craig’s Extremist Views on Reproductive Freedom

Today, the Metro Times revealed a secret recording where James Craig confirms he’s in favor of upholding Michigan’s 1931 law that criminalizes abortion. This comes after he’s previously dodged questions on his position on abortion. Should Roe be overturned, Michigan would have one of the nation’s most extreme abortion laws. In response, DNC spokesperson Adonna Biel issued the following statement:

“Though he has desperately tried to hide his extreme positions, James Craig finally confirmed he stands by an extreme anti-abortion law that would virtually eliminate the freedom to decide and criminalize doctors for doing their jobs. Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban has no place in the 21st century, and yet Craig is willing to stand by an arcane law in opposition to decades of precedent, and jeopardize the health of countless people. 

“Republicans’ unrelenting attacks on women’s health and reproductive freedom are a reminder of what’s at stake in elections across the country in 2021 and 2022. You can count on Democrats at every level to hold Republicans accountable for their extreme, wildly out of touch positions.”