Organizing has never been more crucial following the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022. The right to reproductive health care for millions of people is on the line especially for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities. In fact, Black women in Michigan are 3 times more likely to die from pregnancy related causes than white women.
Access to abortion in MI is at a greater risk due to a 1931 law making abortion illegal and threatening doctors who provide abortion services with prison for up to 15 years. As a result of SCOTUS’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, this law is at risk of going back into effect.
If this law goes into effect it will be much more difficult for Michiganders across the state to access reproductive care including abortions. Now more than ever, we need to fight back against these restrictions.
Michigan Voices joins partners like LGBT Detroit, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, and ACLU of Michigan to fight for Michigan Reproductive Freedom for All.
This is a campaign to get an amendment passed to make sure no one goes to prison for providing safe medical care while also safeguarding access to reproductive health care generally, including abortion access.
This proposal will affirm that every Michigander has the fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which involves the right to make and carry out decisions without political interference about all matters relating to pregnancy, including birth control, abortion, prenatal care, and childbirth.
Sommer Foster and Tamika Ramsey, Co-Directors of Michigan Voices, with Alexis Anderson-Reed, Chief Executive Officer with State Voices, at the White House
“Through the Reproductive Freedom for All ballot initiative in Michigan, voters are on the ground holding the line against those who threaten our bodily autonomy. They’re taking change into their own hands, and setting an example for the rest of the country to follow. Michiganders are showing their neighbors that the power of voters can’t be underestimated.”