“It’s not my decision to make that choice for someone,” Whitsett said when MLive asked her to describe her overall stance on abortion. “They deserve to have access and for that access to be healthy and safe, but not funded by the state and not diverting any funds from seniors.”

It’s a “false choice” to assume that extending Medicaid benefits to abortion patients diminishes benefits for seniors, said Amber McCann, spokesperson for House Speaker Joe Tate, D-Detroit. {read}