Protecting the sanctity of life is not just a talking point for Lynn. It is her deeply held belief and her perspective as the mother of two beautiful children, one born prematurely and sick and one adopted from Guatemala. And it is her commitment: one of her first acts as a state legislator was to sponsor legislation to protect the unborn.
When Lynn was 29 weeks pregnant with her daughter, she knew something wasn’t right and went to the doctor’s office. They conducted an ultrasound–and were unable to see her unborn child’s internal organs; something seemed to be terribly wrong. Four days later, Lynn had an emergency C section to save her daughter’s life–and her own. As it turned out, Lynn was infected with listeria, and her unborn child was filled with bacteria and very sick. Others may have made a different decision when told that there was something wrong with their unborn child, but Lynn chose life. This year, her beautiful, healthy daughter graduates from college to become a music teacher.
Lynn also is grateful to the woman who bore her son and gave him up for adoption. The thought of life without him isn’t possible, and Lynn is grateful to the woman she knows as Rosaura for making the right decision to give her son life.
Lynn is so dedicated to the cause that, in her first five months in the Michigan State Legislature, she sponsored a bill to ban dismemberment abortions. It passed the Michigan State House. The governor has threatened to veto it, but Lynn won’t back down in her quest to fight for the unborn.
This is the kind of bold leadership we need — the leadership of action, not talk. The voters of the 3rd District can trust that Lynn will never waiver on the issue of life.