LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – On Wednesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed a brief in the case which asks the state Supreme Court to put an abortion proposal on the ballot after the Board of Canvassers deadlocked on that decision last week.
Reproductive Freedom For All filed the lawsuit against the Michigan Board of State Canvassers after its deadlock vote last Wednesday. Nessel’s brief asks the Supreme Court justices to certify the petition to appear on the November 8 election ballot.
The ballot initiative would ask voters to enshrine abortion up to all nine months of pregnancy in the state constitution.
In the brief, Nessel appears to deviate from legal argument when she writes, “The People’s right to amend their Constitution cannot be discarded by a pair of unelected officials playing fast and loose with their statutory charge.”
The deadline for Michigan ballots to be solidified for printing is Friday.