LANSING, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – Two Michigan prosecutors have hired attorneys to defend themselves against the lawsuit filed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer which asks the state Supreme Court to fast track a decision and declare that a right to abortion exists in Michigan’s Constitution.
David Kallman, the attorney representing Jackson County Prosecutor Jerard M. Jarzynka and Kent County Prosecutor Christopher R. Becker, said Gov. Whitmer has no standing to bring the lawsuit.
“[My clients have not] prosecuted anyone for violating this statute,” Kallman said. “The governor has not alleged that a single woman or doctor has been prosecuted under this criminal statute in fifty years. Contrary to her claims, no pressing need exists requiring a court to issue an injunction to stop a prosecutor from enforcing a law that he is not enforcing.”
In addition, Kallman noted that Gov. Whitmer has hired a large law firm based in Washington D.C. and New York to represent her in the case.
“We are asking her to divulge how much tax dollars are being spent on this case,” Kallman said.