Vote NO on Proposal 3
The Reproductive Freedom for All coalition has placed a proposal on the November ballot that will change the Michigan Constitution to make abortion a right and legal during all nine months of pregnancy.
This proposal is a deceptive attempt to smuggle a radical amendment into the state 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 between women and their doctors.
This ballot proposal, which will add an amendment to the Michigan Constitution, will have serious consequences to any issue related to pregnancy.
The abortion amendment will usurp your parental rights.
The abortion amendment will lead to the repeal of laws protecting viable babies.
The abortion amendment will likely require taxpayer funding of abortion.
The abortion amendment will invalidate laws protecting women.
The abortion amendment will invalidate licensing, health, and safety regulations regarding anything related to pregnancy.
The abortion amendment will allow anyone to perform an abortion.
Summary of the Proposed Amendment
“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.”
Proposal 3 Will Affect or Repeal Current Laws
The following laws are currently on the books in Michigan but would be significantly altered or completely repealed if Proposal 3 is passed in November.
- Parental consent for a child’s pregnancy treatment
- Ban on school employees helping children have abortions
- Parental consent for children seeking abortions
- Statutory rape and incest laws
- Screening for women being coerced to have abortions
- Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
- Born-Alive Infant Protection Act
- Penalties for abortions after viability
- Requirement that only doctors perform abortions
- Health and safety requirements for abortion facilities
- Ban on tax-funded abortions
- Preventing health insurance from covering abortions
- Informed consent for women seeking abortions
- 24-hour waiting period for abortion
- Ultrasound Viewing law
- Conscience protections for doctors and nurses
- Reporting requirements on abortion statistics and complications
- Michigan’s original abortion bans from 1846 and 1931
- Michigan Surrogate Parenting Act
- Ban on commercialized surrogacy
- Ban on human cloning
Understand Proposal 3
Read the amendment with an in-depth analysis of each section.