Between a Woman and Her Vet? 

June 22, 2022

Last week we wrapped up our “Did You Know?” campaign where we highlighted several laws over the past month that would be repealed if the anything-goes RFFA abortion amendment passes. We are launching our second educational campaign that will focus on “attending health care professionals,” which refers to language from the proposed amendment.

The phrase is read in the amendment as, “notwithstanding the above, the state may regulate the provision of abortion care after fetal viability, provided that in no circumstance shall the state probit an abortion that, in the professional judgment of an attending health care professional, is medically indicated to protect the life or physical or mental health of the pregnant individual.”

Ever since the anything-goes RFFA abortion amendment was proposed in January, we have been waiting for the RFFA coalition to clarify some of the language in the amendment. To no surprise, they still haven’t explained themselves, so we decided it was time to look at Michigan’s law and expose their true intentions.

For the next month, we will be posting the different kinds of “attending health care professionals” that would be able to refer women to have a late-term abortion under the proposed RFFA amendment.

According to Michigan law, a healthcare professional does not have to be a physician. This week are we focusing on veterinarians and acupuncturists.

Media outlet Vice News advised women to obtain misoprostol from vets as a black market abortion method. The amendment would prevent any investigation of Michigan vets handing out drugs for animals used as abortion pills. They could not be held accountable for killing a woman: “Nor shall the state penalize, prosecute, or otherwise take adverse action against someone for aiding or assisting a pregnant individual in exercising their right to reproductive freedom with their voluntary consent.”

Should Michigan be a state where you can get an abortion referral when you take Fluffy in to be spayed? Where a pregnant woman can take her cat to the vet and complain about her back hurting, leading to the vet approving an abortion for her?

Acupuncturists are also another “healthcare professional” according to Michigan law.

Acupuncturists are trained to relieve pain, not give out advice on how to inflict it by stabbing viable babies in the head during the process of birth.

Why are pro-abortion leaders like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU pushing this amendment that would allow anyone and everyone to be able to approve abortions in Michigan? To maximize the number of abortions that are performed and increase profit. These organizations do not care about women’s health; if they did then they would follow their motto: “between a woman and her doctor.”

Healthcare licensing exists in Michigan to ensure the people you trust to provide medical care are well-trained to do so—your life is literally on the line. The anything-goes abortion amendment would completely trash that system for anything related to pregnancy, not just abortion. This amendment is not a serious proposal and shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near our constitution.

This campaign is taking place on our Facebook, Twitter, blog, and here. Just a reminder, the anything-goes RFFA coalition is currently collecting signatures for their petition. They need 425,059 valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot—which Michiganders will then have to vote on if they want anyone and everyone allowing abortion and referring for abortions. To access information from our last “Did You Know?” educational campaign on each of the laws that will be repealed by the amendment, check out our blog.