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Dr. Bob: "Overturning Roe V. Wade — a decision rooted in privacy — is misguided and dangerous."

If the goal is abortion prevention, making it illegal is ineffective. It only makes it dangerous.

Dr. Bob Lorinser reacts to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe V. Wade. Lorinser is the only candidate in the Congressional race advocating for real solutions to protect women's privacy and reduce abortions. Please make a contribution today.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Instead of making abortion dangerous, as advocates for life, we should be offering everyone a fighting chance with affordable and available childcare and healthcare, and funding for foster and adoption programs.

It means supporting children before and after birth; programs that assist working parents; improved education and training; and addressing childhood poverty. It includes contraception, sex education, and reproductive, prenatal, and neonatal healthcare. It means addressing the social determinants of health (poverty, education, and many more).

I will empower all expecting parents to help their babies succeed in life, and I will work to protect women's reproductive choices and privacy at the same time.

As a physician, I've always found it critical to view medicine and medical privacy from all aspects. I will approach legislation the same way, engaging in difficult ethical conversations with both sides.

'When does life begin?' This is a religious belief of utmost importance to those holding them.

Our nation separates church and state and promises all of us our religious freedoms to the maximal extent possible but with reductions when it interferes with our civic virtue — the ability to live peacefully together. We can live peacefully together and hold our various views on when life begins.

Very often, religious beliefs are the foundation of anti-abortion views, and my or your religious beliefs should not be the basis for the laws of our country.

I can personally advocate for life and politically be pro-choice. These two positions are not mutually exclusive. In the end, the government should not serve as the decider on a woman's medical decisions or religious beliefs.

I support individuals’ freedoms and personal religious beliefs. I support women’s right to choose and strongly support and advocate for life. I will do want is needed to reduce the need for abortion. Let’s do it the right way.

About Dr. Lorinser

For his entire career, Dr. Bob Lorinser (D-MI1) has dedicated his life to the service of his community and country.

After receiving three advanced degrees (Medical Doctor, Masters of Social Work, and Masters in Public Health), Dr. Lorinser worked as a social worker in a Veterans Affairs Hospital and as a physician with the Indian Health Service, serving the Navajo Nation. In 1989, he found his home in Michigan's First District, where he practiced family medicine for three decades.

Dr. Bob joined the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Services in 2011 to serve as a diplomat and Regional Medical Officer. The Lorinsers served the United States for ten years, with tours in Pakistan, South Korea, Afghanistan, Morocco, and Iraq.

When he returned to the states in 2020, Dr. Bob offered his services as Medical Director of Marquette County Health Department. He and his wife of 40 years, Peggy, live in Gwinn and have three children and four granddaughters.

Dr. Bob Lorinser hopes to serve and represent constituents in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. He is unopposed in the Democrat primary and poised to face Rep. Jack Bergman (R, Acme) in the general mid-term election this November. For more information, visit


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