Anti-abortion group predicts biggest fight may come at ballot box
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade puts the question of abortion rights in the hands of individual states.
Pro-choice advocates, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer, had already filed lawsuits against Michigan’s existing anti-abortion law.
And the legislature is considering competing proposals concerning abortion rights.
But the legislative director of the group Right to Life of Michigan, Genevieve Marnon, says the most significant challenge to limiting abortion in the state is a ballot initiative that would enshrine reproductive rights in the constitution.
“It would create a constitutional right for your minor child to go in and get sterilized without your knowledge or permission. And I don’t think most people are okay with that. Tax payer funded abortions? We defeated that in ’88. It would be back on…it would be a constitutional right,” said Marnon.
Activists attempting to get the proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot must turn in more than 400 thousand valid petition signatures by the middle of next month.