Michigan is making progress on its promise to turn back the governor's veto of pro-life legislation.
The Michigan Legislature passed a ban on dismemberment abortion, and since Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) has vowed to veto it, Right to Life of Michigan (RLM) has launched a petition drive to get the legislation on the books.
"We're doing this petition in order to ban dismemberment abortions in the state of Michigan," relays Chris Gast, director of communications for RLM. "Dismemberment abortions are the most common in late-term abortion procedures, also called D&E, and there were 1,908 of those procedures performed in Michigan in 2018."
A successful petition drive would in time make the measure a law, regardless of the governor's views.
"We need 340,000 to initiate it into the legislature, and right now we have 200,000 signatures," Gast reports. "Our goal is 400,000."
Volunteers have another three months to obtain the needed signatures. Michigan Values Life has posted a petition online, and more than 300,000 petitions, each with eight lines for signatures, are in circulation.