A citizens' initiative is under way in Michigan to opt the state
out of ObamaCare, particularly because of the stipulation regarding
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.
"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
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
Approval would mean no tax dollars would fund abortion.