The state of Michigan may be following some other states in passing a law that bans abortions after a heartbeat has been detected. The Michigan Heartbeat Coalition just filed ballot language to be approved to start collecting signatures.
According to the Detroit Free Press…
A ballot committee – the Michigan Heartbeat Coalition – has been formed and petition language has been filed with the Secretary of State to ban abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected.
The petition drive comes on the heels of the state House and Senate passing legislation last week to ban an abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation, or a D&E, which is commonly done during the second trimester of pregnancy.
The ballot committee made its announcement Tuesday, the same day that abortion rights supporters planned to rally in cities across Michigan, joining a National Day of Protest to Stop the Bans being enacted in states across the country.
“Once the heartbeat is detected, the baby is protected,” said Mark Gurley, a Rockford resident and member of the coalition’s board. “We also added language that will allow prosecutors to prosecute cases because the Attorney General has said she won’t enforce laws that she doesn’t agree with.
The drive would need around 340,000 valid signatures and then the language would then go to the Republican-controlled House and Senate to be voted on. If it passed there, it would be become law and would not need to be signed by Gov. Whitmer who has said she would veto a bill like this. If the legislature does not approve it then it would be automatically put on the ballot for the 2020 election.
All of these bills are meant to be a direct challenge to Roe v Wade and are a natural response to some of the nonsense coming out of pro-abortion advocates the past year. When you are advocating for abortion right up until 8 months and 2 weeks and say it is legit, that type of evil needs to be faced down.
Michigan, is getting ready to rumble.