Republicans in the state of Michigan responded to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for referring to women as “menstruating people” during a recent Zoom event.
Whitmer made the remarks in response to a query regarding a proposed amendment to the state constitution of Michigan that would guarantee individuals’ access to abortions in the event that the Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade.
The initiative, which is being spearheaded by an organization called Reproductive Freedom For All, will only appear on the ballot if the appropriate quantity of petition signatures are collected and approved by the board of state canvassers by July 11 in accordance with state law.
“What should we expect — this is a scary one —what should we expect if the reproductive freedom proposal fails? Are you able to protect reproductive rights without that proposal passing if Roe v. Wade fails?”
“What can voters do to help preserve our freedom of choice?” asked Erica Peresman, the Michigan Democratic Party’s voter protection director. So we saw where we thought Dobbs was going to be headed, and this was prior to the draft opinion coming out publicly,” Whitmer responded. “So we looked at all the tools that I have as governor and determined a couple of unique things I can do.”
“Number one: I have the constitutional ability to bring a lawsuit to protect constitutional rights of people of Michigan. So I brought a lawsuit on behalf of all the menstruating people in Michigan — 2.2 million. And another tool I have is to go straight to our state Supreme Court,” she added.
“Has the left gone insane? I mean really. Menstruating people? Drag queens in every school? This is not normal behavior. Someone needs to check the Democratic Party. It’s starting to seem like COVID was more like mad cow disease,” businesswoman Tudor Dixon told Fox News Digital.
Pastor Ralph Rebandt addressed Whitmer’s comments from a constitutional and religious standpoint, saying, “Our Declaration of Independence addresses ‘the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.’ Gov. Whitmer’s use of politically correct LGBTQ+ language is evidence of a moral collapse in our society,” he told Fox News Digital. “A culture that rejects ‘Nature’s God,’ as we did 60 years ago, will eventually reject the ‘Laws of Nature.’ When that happens, God help us, because there’s no line that can’t be crossed,” he added.