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 to collect 400,000 signatures, and we have 180 days to do it, starting on June 26, 2019.
To learn more, read the Petition, order materials, please go to: michiganvalueslife.org/
Upper Downriver Right to Life usually takes the summer off and has no meetings in July and August. This summer is an exception.
On June 20, many of us attended the training held by Right to Life of Michigan. We learned about the legislation that was passed that would ban dismemberment abortions. Governor Whitmer has promised to veto it. The state constitution provides a means to by-pass the veto.
We will join with Right to Life of Michigan and collect signatures on petitions to ban dismemberment abortion. You can read the press release from RLM here.
For your convenience, UD-RTL will hold two special meetings of one hour to explain the situation, enlist the help of volunteers from churches and distribute petitions. Please make plans to attend one of these meetings.
- Tuesday, July 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm at the Right to Life Resource Center, 2010 Eureka, Wyandotte (734-282-6100)
- Wednesday, July 10 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the same location.
Please help us recruit representatives from as many churches as possible and RSVP to wyandotteRLM@gmail.com as to which session you plan to attend. We will have information and petitions available at the meetings. We need your help to secure our share of the 400,000 signatures needed. Please invite others who may be interested!
If you need a letter to a pastor, please let me know and I will get it to you.
Also, please watch our “Events” page on our Facebook account and volunteer for any of the upcoming events, or for various committees that put together an event. Often times we need people to make phone calls, or help stuff envelopes, hand out flyers, and join us in our parades, Life Walk, Oratory Contests, Life Chain, our Yard and Bake Sale, and so many other opportunities to reach out to help.
Looking ahead to May 14, are you interested in attending Right to Life of Michigan Legislative Day?
Use the link below from our Rep, Michelle Burke to see what is planned. We can carpool from Wyandotte. If you want to carpool, call (734) 288-8798.
It will be on the agenda for our March 12 and April 9 meetings. Generally, our affiliate has paid for registration, if you are interested.
Important, VERY important, that this year that your affiliate is represented at this Legislative Day – we will be discussing the upcoming Dismemberment Abortion Ban Legislation, Initiative. Please share with your board at your next meeting.
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