LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Eight Michigan GOP representatives have introduced a package of bills and resolutions to undo abortion rights recently added to Michigan’s constitution.
Representatives Neil Friske (R-Charlevoix), Matt Maddock (Milford), Steve Carra (Three Rivers), James DeSana (R-Ash Township), Cameron Cavitt (R-Cheboygan), Angela Rigas (R-Caledonia), Joseph Fox (R-Fremont), and Gregory Alexander (R-Carsonville) are co-sponsoring the bills and resolution.
The package of bills seeks to remove the Right to Reproductive Freedom for All (Proposal 3) Amendment from the State Constitution, reinstitute a revised 1931 abortion ban with the rare exception for life of the mother, reinstitute revised ban on sale of prescription abortion pills, reinstitute the ban advertising for abortion services, and establish criminal sentencing guidelines for those who violate the above bills
“While unlikely to pass, this package should serve as a guideline for Republican Pro-Life legislators,” said Rep. Friske. “This Pro-Life model should be the official Republican platform for life, and repealing Proposal 3 and reinstituting Pro-Life laws should be the first and foremost goal of our caucus.”
Michigan endured numerous lawsuits brought by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in 2022 ahead of and following the June U.S. Supreme Court decision which overturned the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade and returned abortion regulations to the states. In November, Michigan voters approved Proposal 3 which, among other things, secured abortion rights through all nine months of pregnancy in the state constitution.