(LifeSiteNews) — Michigan lawmakers have voted to repeal a 1931 law that banned abortion in the state. The move comes the same week that they passed the most radical pro-LGBT “civil rights” bill in the country.
“Once Governor Whitmer signs this [into law],” Right to Life Michigan said in a tweet today, “abortion will be totally unlimited up to birth.”
Once Governor Whitmer signs this, and without any “regulation” of late-term abortions supposedly allowed under Proposal 3, abortion will be totally unlimited up to birth in Michigan.
We don’t recall any Prop 3 ads promoting 3rd trimester abortions… https://t.co/3eb1KXCZCW
— Right to Life of MI (@Right_to_Life) March 9, 2023
Last fall, Michigan voters supported Proposal 3 by a 57-43 margin. The measure called for an amendment to the state’s constitution to ensure that every individual has access to “reproductive freedom.” Historically, Michigan allowed abortion after viability, but only to preserve the mother’s life.
Since winning re-election, Gretchen Whitmer has pursued a far-left agenda. The Senate’s 20-18 vote Wednesday, along party lines, fulfills a request she made during her State of the State address in January to expand abortion access. Earlier this year, she touted her support for abortion at the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland.
Both of Michigan’s legislative chambers are currently controlled by Democrats, who have not had majorities in those chambers in 40 years and are clearly capitalizing on their newfound power.
UPDATE (03/07/23): Walgreens won’t dispense abortion pills in 20 states
The pressure is paying off. Walgreens’ plan to dispense abortion pills nationwide is now in tatters, with the pharmaceutical giant announcing that it won’t mail the pills to, or sell them within, 20 states.
The news comes after 20 Republican attorneys general warned CVS and Walgreens that doing so would be in violation of federal law and that they were opening themselves to penalties.
But we can’t rest on our laurels with this boycott: Walgreens and CVS will only listen to us when their profits are threatened — we need a HUGE boycott so that blood money they get from selling abortion pills is dwarfed by the profits they lose when pro-life America shops elsewhere.
Even Politico admitted in its reporting that “pressure” from pro-life voters like you helped change Walgreens’ plans, so now we’re asking you to take the next step: simply share this petition with your friends and ask them to join the boycott.
Walgreens and CVS will begin selling mifepristone — a powerful chemical that kills unborn children in the womb — if pro-life America does not ACT NOW.
Pro-life Americans MUST STOP the widespread sale and distribution of mifepristone by sending a message that only big-box stores will understand: A NATIONAL BOYCOTT OF WALGREENS AND CVS.
Walgreens and CVS are the newest back-door channels for the pro-abortion movement, now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade.
Will you act now to STOP abortion drugs from reaching your pharmacy?
Our work in the pro-life movement is FAR from over, especially now that Walgreens and CVS have chosen to push deadly drugs in their stores and in our communities!
SIGN and SEND a message to Walgreens and CVS! This is completely unacceptable!
We must stop abortion from reaching our pharmacies and stop the abortion industry from poisoning our communities — before it’s too late.
These big-box stores respond only to profit. The pro-life movement must enact a national boycott if the abortion industry dares flood our neighborhoods!
SIGN and SEND a strong message to Walgreens and CVS: unless they immediately reverse course, the entire pro-life movement will BOYCOTT their stores!
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CVS & Walgreens announce plans to dispense abortion pills after Biden FDA loosens restrictions
Two Republicans in the State House — Rep. Donni Steele and Rep. Thomas Kuhn — sided with their liberal colleagues to support the repeal last week, making the final vote tally 58-50. Right to Life of Michigan rescinded its support for both Steele and Kuhn as a result.
“By voting to repeal our current abortion law and thus legalize the abortion of children fully capable of living outside the womb, they have broken their pre-election promise to uphold human dignity,” the group said in a press release.
The victory for the political left comes as federal agents are investigating Sam Bankman-Fried, the former head of cryptocurrency firm FTX, for unlawful political donations. One of his alleged crimes includes giving $4 million dollars to a former FTX executive, who, in turn, gave the money to help support the passage of Proposal 3 last fall. The money reportedly amounted to almost 9% of the campaign’s overall expenses.
International financier George Soros also gave millions of dollars to help Proposal 3.
In December 2022, Michigan GOP State Rep. Jim DeSana organized a Eucharist Rosary procession around the Capitol in reparation for the slaughter of unborn children in the state. He told LifeSite this week that he will continue to fight for life and for the rights of religious Americans in the face of Democratic assaults on their liberties.