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A Radical Proposal


The Reproductive Freedom for All proposed constitutional amendment is not about reproductive freedom, which already exists. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU’s amendment would radically distort Michigan’s Constitution to create a new unlimited right to abortion, which would spill over and affect many other issues.

This poorly-worded amendment would repeal dozens of state laws, including our state’s ban on tax-funded abortions, the partial-birth abortion ban, and fundamentally alter the parent-child relationship by preventing parents from having input on their children’s health.

Learn more about what the constitutional amendment would do.

Click here for the official language of the amendment. This word salad changes every law regarding pregnancy in Michigan in just 400-words. Please read for yourself.

A Radical Proposal


The Reproductive Freedom for All
proposed constitutional amendment is not about reproductive freedom, which already exists. Planned Parenthood and the ACLU’s amendment would radically distort Michigan’s Constitution to create a new unlimited right to abortion, which would spill over and affect many other issues.

This poorly-worded amendment would repeal dozens of state laws, including our state’s ban on tax-funded abortions, the partial-birth abortion ban, and fundamentally alter the parent-child relationship by preventing parents from having input on their children’s health.

Learn more about what the constitutional amendment would do.

Click here for the official language of the amendment. This word salad changes every law regarding pregnancy in Michigan in just 400-words. Please read for yourself.

Current Status

 

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU's petition form was not approved at the February 11 Board of State Canvassers meeting because it did not meet required font sizes. Approval is not technically required to collect signatures, and their coalition announced they began collecting signatures on March 6. They sought to have their petition approved again at the March 23 Board of State Canvassers meeting, but that form was rejected for language that didn’t conform to state law. They were able to get conditional approval for a new petition with proper language, but they will have to throw out all of the signatures using the illegal petitions. They may pursue a lawsuit to allow the invalid signatures.

Since the beginning of March, the petition was being circulated by volunteers and paid circulators who were focused on college campuses, farmers markets, and post offices. Due to the U.S. Supreme Court breach that leaked a draft opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, pro-abortion volunteers and circulators increased throughout the summer by holding more signature collecting events and rallies.

The pro-abortion coalition collected their petitions from the field on July 1st to give themselves time to sort and count the signatures. This gave them roughly a week of between the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that overturned Roe v. Wade and their deadline for collecting. During this week, there was a large influx of signatures and support for the pro-abortion petition.

On July 11, at 10 AM, the Reproductive Freedom for All coalition or as we know them by, the anything-goes abortion coalition, submitted over 750,000 signatures to the Bureau of Elections for approval.

We know this is a large number of signatures considering they only needed 425,059 valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. We are relying on the Bureau of Elections to adequately check the submitted signatures for fraud and invalid signatures.

For now, we are consulting with our legal team to weigh our options and determine the best course of action in regard to legally challenging the signatures.

We were hoping that the anything-goes RFFA abortion coalition would have provided clarification to the public by now about the language in the petition. This proposed amendment would change Michigan’s constitution and after six months of planning this amendment, they still have refused to explain the language and how it would change our state. We find this to be strange, deceptive, and sneaky. We hope that the RFFA coalition will provide an analysis soon so the public can be informed about how every law regarding pregnancy in Michigan will be altered.

Until then, we plan to continue to educate Michiganders on the amendment. People need to know that the proposed language threatens women and children and would have dangerous unforeseeable consequences for all citizens if passed.

It is unclear whether the anything-goes RFFA coalition intended on proposing the most radical constitutional amendment in the U.S. or if the language was unintentionally poorly worded, either way, we cannot allow for such language to be written into our state forever. We cannot allow for phrases like “perceived pregnancy outcome” to be added or the definition of fetal viability to be changed without any explanation.

Current Status

 

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU's petition form was not approved at the February 11 Board of State Canvassers meeting because it did not meet required font sizes. Approval is not technically required to collect signatures, and their coalition announced they began collecting signatures on March 6. They sought to have their petition approved again at the March 23 Board of State Canvassers meeting, but that form was rejected for language that didn’t conform to state law. They were able to get conditional approval for a new petition with proper language, but they will have to throw out all of the signatures using the illegal petitions. They may pursue a lawsuit to allow the invalid signatures.

Since the beginning of March, the petition was being circulated by volunteers and paid circulators who were focused on college campuses, farmers markets, and post offices. Due to the U.S. Supreme Court breach that leaked a draft opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, pro-abortion volunteers and circulators increased throughout the summer by holding more signature collecting events and rallies.

The pro-abortion coalition collected their petitions from the field on July 1st to give themselves time to sort and count the signatures. This gave them roughly a week of between the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision that overturned Roe v. Wade and their deadline for collecting. During this week, there was a large influx of signatures and support for the pro-abortion petition.

On July 11, at 10 AM, the Reproductive Freedom for All coalition or as we know them by, the anything-goes abortion coalition, submitted over 750,000 signatures to the Bureau of Elections for approval.

We know this is a large number of signatures considering they only needed 425,059 valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot. We are relying on the Bureau of Elections to adequately check the submitted signatures for fraud and invalid signatures.

For now, we are consulting with our legal team to weigh our options and determine the best course of action in regard to legally challenging the signatures.

We were hoping that the anything-goes RFFA abortion coalition would have provided clarification to the public by now about the language in the petition. This proposed amendment would change Michigan’s constitution and after six months of planning this amendment, they still have refused to explain the language and how it would change our state. We find this to be strange, deceptive, and sneaky. We hope that the RFFA coalition will provide an analysis soon so the public can be informed about how every law regarding pregnancy in Michigan will be altered.

Until then, we plan to continue to educate Michiganders on the amendment. People need to know that the proposed language threatens women and children and would have dangerous unforeseeable consequences for all citizens if passed.

It is unclear whether the anything-goes RFFA coalition intended on proposing the most radical constitutional amendment in the U.S. or if the language was unintentionally poorly worded, either way, we cannot allow for such language to be written into our state forever. We cannot allow for phrases like “perceived pregnancy outcome” to be added or the definition of fetal viability to be changed without any explanation.