State Rep. Graham Filler issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade:
“There is no ‘fundamental right’ to abortion – it was not a right envisioned by our founding fathers, and it’s not part of the Constitution or our nation’s history or moral compass. Roe v. Wade was an aberration of a legal decision that conjured up a fundamental right to abortion without any basis. It was bad law that set the precedent surrounding abortion for far too long. This Supreme Court righted that wrong and returned authority over abortion back to the states.
“In the days ahead, we must consider the medical, legal, and ethical implications of this ruling in Michigan. We must take the time to have thorough and thoughtful conversations about abortion, as well as have honest conversations about the horrors of aborting an unborn child, and then allow the citizens and legislators of Michigan to decide how best to move forward in Michigan.
“As a father, I understand the enormous life changes that come along with bringing a child into this world. Over the last year, my wife and I nurtured our newborn baby, Christian, through a challenging pregnancy. Having the opportunity to watch him and our older daughter Claire grow and develop into their own individual people is my greatest joy. I deeply respect the right of an unborn child to live and grow up to make their impact on this world.
“I will continue to embrace pro-family policies that support women in tough situations and give them the resources they need to protect the lives of their precious babies. I have been a long-time supporter of crisis pregnancy centers that provide free prenatal care, free baby formula, and free parental counseling and support. As a state representative, I have consistently supported measures providing health care, counseling, child care, adoption resources and more to mothers and their children. I remain committed to finding solutions that support mothers and children.
“I encourage anyone who feels passionately about this ruling to respectfully share their perspectives with the legislators who represent them.”
State Rep. Graham Filler said crime victims will have more support services and a stronger voice in the criminal justice process, thanks to legislation he helped sponsor that was signed into law today. “Crime victims, who have been terrorized and victimized, deserve resources, support, and protection during the criminal justice process,” Filler said. “These are […]
State Rep. Graham Filler today helped lead the House in approving a bipartisan plan to improve protections for vulnerable adults in Michigan. Filler, R-Clinton County, is leading the effort to improve the state’s guardianship and conservatorship system to make sure Michigan seniors and other vulnerable adults are not taken advantage of by the people who […]
State Rep. Graham Filler voted against a partisan plan to radically alter Michigan’s energy policy, voicing strong concerns that the new mandates will burden Michigan families with electricity that is more expensive and less reliable. Filler, R-Clinton County, said the plan, advanced by House Democrats, calls for utilities to have 100% clean energy by 2040, […]
State Rep. Graham Filler said House Democrats have backtracked on plans to rush House Bill 5131 through the House Government Operations Committee today. The bill, which Filler raised serious concerns about on Tuesday, creates a new Court of Appeals district and packs the courts with six new judgeships. Filler released the following statement: “House Democrats […]