In Michigan, a statewide petition drive is underway to amend the Michigan Constitution to allow abortion at any time during pregnancy.
Petition gatherers in public location may ask for your signature on a form that begins “Constitutional Amendment to: establish new individual right to reproductive freedom…” Michigan’s bishops are encouraging Catholics NOT to sign this petition. We need all religions to NOT sign it as well. It will overturn and likely prohibit policies that protect unborn children. Perhaps kindly respond “no thank you: and ask say a brief prayer for life as you continue with your day.
Organizations in Michigan, including Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union, have formed a ballot committee to raise funds and organizational support to pass this pro-abortion constitutional amendment. If passed the amendment would go into effect whether or not the U.S. Supreme Court soon allows states to decide their own abortion policy.
To place a question on the November statewide ballot the proponents of this abortion amendment must collect 425,059 valid signatures from Michigan voters and submit those signatures to the State by July 11, 2022.