Michigan's voice against abortion

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A citizens' initiative is under way in Michigan to opt the state out of ObamaCare, particularly because of the stipulation regarding abortion.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R) vetoed a state legislature-approved bill that would have opted The Great Lakes State out of abortion insurance coverage when the law goes into effect next year. Pamela Sherstad of Right to Life of Michigan tells OneNewsNow that even though there were not enough votes to override the veto, the Constitution allows citizens to initiate legislation.

Sherstad

"This is a petition drive, and what we will do is collect the needed signatures to initiate abortion insurance opt-out legislation," Sherstad details. "And all we will need is a simple majority vote in the Michigan House and Michigan Senate, and then the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act will become law without the governor's signature."

She does not think getting the legislature to pass it will be problem, as a solid majority in both houses approved it last year. But first, the people need to take action.

"We need to get 258,088 signatures of registered voters in Michigan. The law provides 180 days to do that," the pro-lifer relays. "Our goal is to collect about 350,000 signatures in less than 100 days."

The process is nothing new to Michigan residents, where voter-initiated legislation has been successful three times in the past.

Approval would mean no tax dollars would fund abortion.

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