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Self-determination is taking control of your own life, and it starts with having control over your own body.  We have the power to keep life-altering decisions about sexual health, pregnancy, childbearing, and reproductive health care in the hands of patients. We believe that women, trans, and non-binary people are the authorities on their own health and reproductive capabilities. The choice must be ours alone. 

 

Throughout history, our people and communities have been oppressed and harmed by the choices of others, especially around reproduction and health care. Today, we have the power to choose what happens to our bodies, lives, and futures.
 

Let’s keep the power where it belongs—in us. 

Now, we have the chance to choose the direction of our futures, our state, and our country.
Your vote is your voice in our government and communities. Use your voice to protect reproductive freedom, the foundation of our human rights.
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What's on Your Ballot?

From League of Women Voters (Vote 411)

A proposal to amend the state constitution to establish new individual right to reproductive freedom, including right to make all decisions about pregnancy and abortion; allow state to regulate abortion in some cases; and forbid prosecution of individuals exercising established right.

This proposed constitutional amendment would:

  • 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 regulate abortion after fetal viability, but not prohibit if medically 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;

  • Invalidate state laws conflicting with this amendment

Brief Explanation:

This proposed amendment to Michigan’s Constitution addresses the right to reproductive healthcare, including access to abortion prior to the stage of viability. It was placed on the ballot by initiative petition, gathering more than 735,000 signatures, thousands more than the required 425,059 signature minimum. For more information, go to the websites of a ‘pro’ group, Reproductive Freedom for All, and a ‘con’ group, such as Citizens to Support MI Women & Children.

Currently, Roe v. Wade was overturned on June 24, 2022, and Michigan must decide what the law will be regulating abortion. Michigan’s 1931 law banning abortions was enjoined (prohibited from going into effect) by the courts.

A ‘Yes’ Vote Means:

  • People in Michigan will have the fundamental right to reproductive healthcare without political interference about all matters relating to pregnancy, including birth control, pre-viability abortion access, prenatal care, and childbirth.

  • Michiganders will have the right to safe and respectful care during birthing, to use temporary or permanent birth control, and to continue or end a pregnancy pre-viability without punishment.
     

A ‘No” Vote Means:

  • The Michigan Legislature and the courts will continue to decide issues regarding reproductive rights, including abortion.

  • Depending on the rulings by the courts, the 1931 Michigan law that bans abortion except to save the life of the mother and makes it a felony to perform an abortion may go back into effect.

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