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Michigan voters decide the future of abortion in the US state.women’s rights news

Recent polls show a majority of Michigan voters support proposals to protect abortion rights in November’s midterm elections.

The U.S. state of Michigan’s Electoral Commission has approved a request to submit Proposals to Guarantee Abortion Rights Before voters in November’s midterm elections, in the recent battle over abortion in the United States.

A record number of signatures were gathered in support of leaving the decision of the proposal to amend the state constitution to enact a state constitution to voters. reproductive rightsThe Election Commission’s decision on Friday followed a ruling by the state’s Supreme Court the previous day.

“We are more energized than ever and motivated to restore protections that were more protective than before. lost under the lawDarcy McConnell, spokesperson for Reproductive Freedom for All, said in a statement following the High Court’s ruling.

Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned that landmark 1973 in June Law vs. Wade After the decision that guaranteed abortion rights, abortion rights became fluid across the country.

The Michigan Election Commission’s decision ignites a long and controversial battle between abortion rights advocates, who pushed the issue to be presented to voters, and Republicans who tried to block the effort. put an end to it.

Two Republicans on the Committee of Four rejected the proposal last week, waiving more than 750,000 signatures gathered in support of the initiative. said it was the reason.

problem He then appeared in the state’s Democratic-leaning Supreme Court, which dismissed those claims in its September 8 ruling.

Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack derided the highly technical complaint as “a very bad pitfall game” and said the petition’s language was easy to read and in the correct order.

Republican members of the panel rejected suggestions that their efforts to block the initiative were politically motivated. Republican Commissioner Tony Daunt declined to comment on McCormack’s criticism, but said, “We got that clarity.”

After the court delivered its ruling, “there was no doubt in my mind … what were we going to do,” he added.

Abortion rights advocates cheered and applauded as the board voted 4-0 to add the proposal to the ballot on Friday. affirming the right of the population to make decisions; no interference.

a 1931 abortion ban The Michigan book was thrashed out in court earlier this week. But abortion rights advocates said an amendment to the state constitution was the surest way forward, arguing that the decision could be overturned in the future.

“The best way to protect the right to choose in Michigan is to enshrine it in the state constitution,” says Mark Brewer, an attorney who represents several Michigan reproductive rights groups.

Elizabeth Buckner, one of two volunteers who collected signatures and addressed the board before the vote, said: “We’ve done our job. Now, please do your job.”

State Democrats also hoped the initiative would improve their chances in the next election and give the unpopular Republican abortion ban a chance to be front and center in the final stages of the campaign.

For example, the state’s Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, has made abortion rights a focus of her re-election campaign.

In Kansas, home of the Republican Party, voter rejected Proposed abortion ban by overwhelming margin. Democrats hoped that Republican overreach on abortion rights would create a backlash at the ballot box in their favor.

A poll released earlier this week by The Detroit News and WDIV-TV suggested that abortion and women’s rights were the top issues motivating Michigan residents ahead of the November election. It also showed that a majority of voters supported the amendment to protect. abortion rights.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/9/michigan-voters-to-decide-future-of-abortion-in-us-state Michigan voters decide the future of abortion in the US state.women’s rights news

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