Amendment Summary


 

Constitutional Amendment Summary

The Reproductive Freedom for All constitutional amendment is not about protecting existing rights, but smuggling a radical proposal into the constitution that would repeal or drastically alter dozens of state laws. The amendment would fundamentally change the relationships between parents and children, as well as women and their doctors.

Below is the 92-word summary of the amendment that appears on the petitions and will appear on the ballot in November if enough valid signatures are collected:

“Constitutional Amendment to: establish new individual right to reproductive freedom, including right to make and carry out all decisions about pregnancy, such as prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion, miscarriage management, and infertility; allow state to prohibit abortion after fetal viability unless needed to protect a patient’s life or physical or mental health: forbid state discrimination in enforcement of this right; prohibit prosecution of an individual, or a person helping a pregnant individual, for exercising rights established by this amendment; and invalidate all state laws that conflict with this amendment.”

To read the amendment with an in-depth analysis of each section, click here.

Laws that could be affected by the anything-goes abortion amendment:

• The 1931 law that protects unborn life

• Increased penalty for later term abortions, when babies are fully formed

• Requiring abortion centers to satisfy the same minimum health standards as other surgical centers

• Abortion procedures can only be performed by doctors, not nurses or non-medical professionals

• Babies that are born alive during an abortion procedure are protected and cared for

• Parental consent for minors considering whether to take the life of their child

• Law requiring that medical complications in an abortion procedure be reported to authorities

• Fetal trafficking ban

• The Partial Birth Abortion Ban, which prevents the partial delivery of a baby before takings its life

• Protecting the conscience rights of hospitals and doctors who decline to take unborn human life

• Taxpayer-funded Medicaid dollars cannot be used to pay for abortions

• The law that stops school employees from helping a minor take the life of their child

• Informed Consent for abortion:

• 24 hour waiting period

• Information on fetal development and abortion procedure

• Ultrasound viewing

• The prohibition on chemical poisons that take unborn life

• Health insurance does not cover abortion unless there is an opt-in

• Allocation of funds for family planning or reproductive services

• The Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Fund

• The Stillborn Tax Equity, a tax credit for those who lose their unborn baby due to natural causes

• The Michigan Surrogate Parenting Act, restricting payment for renting someone’s womb

• Ultrasound equipment grants to family planning providers currently prohibit the use of those ultrasounds for abortions

• Advertising restrictions on centers that perform abortions

• Any city or county law prohibiting abortion in their health insurance coverage

• Statutory rape laws

• Prohibition on human cloning

• Elliot-Larsen law that prevents discrimination of employees for pregnancy

• The Prenatal Protection Act

• Search warrants for DNA of terminated unborn child in connection to solving a rape

• Reporting of dead body by medical examiner including those who died from attempted abortion

• Prohibition on experimentation on living embryo, fetus, or neonate for non-therapeutic reasons

• Respectful disposal of fetal remains

• Restriction on wrongful birth lawsuits

Amendment Summary


Constitutional Amendment Summary

The Reproductive Freedom for All constitutional amendment is not about protecting existing rights, but smuggling a radical proposal into the constitution that would repeal or drastically alter dozens of state laws. The amendment would fundamentally change the relationships between parents and children, as well as women and their doctors.

Below is the 92-word summary of the amendment that appears on the petitions and will appear on the ballot in November if enough valid signatures are collected:

“Constitutional Amendment to: establish new individual right to reproductive freedom, including right to make and carry out all decisions about pregnancy, such as prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion, miscarriage management, and infertility; allow state to prohibit abortion after fetal viability unless needed to protect a patient’s life or physical or mental health: forbid state discrimination in enforcement of this right; prohibit prosecution of an individual, or a person helping a pregnant individual, for exercising rights established by this amendment; and invalidate all state laws that conflict with this amendment.”

To read the amendment with an in-depth analysis of each section, click here.

Laws that could be affected by the anything-goes abortion amendment:

• The 1931 law that protects unborn life

• Increased penalty for later term abortions, when babies are fully formed

• Requiring abortion centers to satisfy the same minimum health standards as other surgical centers

• Abortion procedures can only be performed by doctors, not nurses or non-medical professionals

• Babies that are born alive during an abortion procedure are protected and cared for

• Parental consent for minors considering whether to take the life of their child

• Law requiring that medical complications in an abortion procedure be reported to authorities

• Fetal trafficking ban

• The Partial Birth Abortion Ban, which prevents the partial delivery of a baby before takings its life

• Protecting the conscience rights of hospitals and doctors who decline to take unborn human life

• Taxpayer-funded Medicaid dollars cannot be used to pay for abortions

• The law that stops school employees from helping a minor take the life of their child

• Informed Consent for abortion:

• 24 hour waiting period

• Information on fetal development and abortion procedure

• Ultrasound viewing

• The prohibition on chemical poisons that take unborn life

• Health insurance does not cover abortion unless there is an opt-in

• Allocation of funds for family planning or reproductive services

• The Pregnant and Parenting Student Services Fund

• The Stillborn Tax Equity, a tax credit for those who lose their unborn baby due to natural causes

• The Michigan Surrogate Parenting Act, restricting payment for renting someone’s womb

• Ultrasound equipment grants to family planning providers currently prohibit the use of those ultrasounds for abortions

• Advertising restrictions on centers that perform abortions

• Any city or county law prohibiting abortion in their health insurance coverage

• Statutory rape laws

• Prohibition on human cloning

• Elliot-Larsen law that prevents discrimination of employees for pregnancy

• The Prenatal Protection Act

• Search warrants for DNA of terminated unborn child in connection to solving a rape

• Reporting of dead body by medical examiner including those who died from attempted abortion

• Prohibition on experimentation on living embryo, fetus, or neonate for non-therapeutic reasons

• Respectful disposal of fetal remains

• Restriction on wrongful birth lawsuits