The dismemberment abortion procedure, also known as a dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion, is frequently used during the second trimester of pregnancy. In this procedure the abortionist, after preparing the mother’s body for the procedure, will use special tools to remove the limbs and organs from the unborn child while it is still alive in the mother’s womb.
In 2018, there were 1,908 D&E abortions performed in Michigan alone. That’s more than 5 per day, every day, in our state.
The Dismemberment Abortion Ban was passed by both the Michigan House and the Senate and it was promised that it would be vetoed by Governor Witmer. Michigan’s Constitution, however, allows the people to initiate legislation through a petition. There is a significant advantage to this approach though. Once the petition is accepted, the language of the bill cannot be changed by legislation nor can it be vetoed by the governor.
This petition drive, supported by Right to Life of Michigan, aims to ban dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions and has the full support from the Michigan Catholic Conference and Michigan’s bishops.
Right to Life of Michigan needs to collect approximately 400,000 signatures to place this measure before the legislature. Once collected, a simple majority vote will be required from the Michigan House and Senate, which have already approved the initial bill.
Although this law will only ban a specific procedure, banning this heinous form of abortion could save nearly 2,000 unborn children every year.
Over the next few months our parish, along with many other parishes in the area, in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus and Right to Life of Michigan will be facilitating collecting signatures for this petition.
Please take time to review this petition and learn more about how you are able to help save thousands of innocent children from abortion.
Learn more at: www.michiganvalueslife.org
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