Michigan Residents say NO to Dismemberment Abortion
An opportunity is before Michigan citizens. By working together, we can ban the inhumane abortion procedure known as the D&E or dilation and evacuation method. This method of abortion uses surgical instruments to forcibly remove arms and legs from a living human being in the womb.
Michigan’s Constitution allows the people to initiate legislation through a petition. The petition seeks legislation that would amend our partial-birth abortion ban by adding the equally horrific dismemberment abortion procedure to that ban. The advantage of this approach is that the bill’s language cannot be changed by the legislature, but more importantly, it cannot be vetoed by Governor Whitmer! We need 340,047 valid signatures to initiate the legislation.
The Michigan Bureau of Elections is checking the validity of the signatures for the petition drive. A sample of 500 signatures was pulled by the Bureau and challenged by Planned Parenthood on June 1. That sample did not show enough valid signatures were submitted. On June 18, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers asked the Bureau to pull a larger sample to check, because some signatures were improperly throw out by the Bureau. That larger sample of signatures will be checked and likely challenged again by Planned Parenthood.
Challenge process explained RTL.org/michigan-value-life-challenge
The Michigan Values Life coalition submitted 379,419 signatures on December 23, 2019. 340,047 signatures are needed to initiate the ban on dismemberment abortions in the Michigan Legislature. If enough valid signatures remain following the challenge period, the petition will be certified by the Board of State Canvassers and the dismemberment ban will be sent to the Legislature for consideration with a 40-day time limit. Majority votes in the House and Senate will pass the dismemberment ban into law without Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s signature.
Watch the video to find out what a dismemberment abortion is.
Video courtesy of Live Action