Pro-life petition effort still pressing on

Friday, May 22, 2020
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

abortion utensilsThe Wolverine State is one step closer to going against the will of its governor and banning a more grisly form of abortion.

Last year, Michigan pro-life groups conducted a petition drive to end D&E abortions in their state. Chris Gast of Right to Life of Michigan tells OneNewsNow the process has been lengthy.

"We turned in almost 380,000 signatures back in December, just a couple of days before Christmas, and the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt at checking those signatures at the Bureau of Elections in Michigan until now," Gast explains.

The new deadline for verifying those signatures is June 1st, and if there are enough, the petition will be sent to the Board of Canvassers for approval.

Gast

"Once that happens, the actual bill that we are collecting signatures on is initiated into the legislature, and then the Michigan House and Senate have 40 days to vote on it," the pro-lifer continues. "If they vote on it, a majority vote in both the House and the Senate, it becomes law without Governor Whitmer's signature."

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has already vetoed a measure approved by both houses, which is why the petition drive was needed. Pro-life groups insist the bill needs to become law because the D&E, or dilation and evacuation, abortion removes the baby limb by limb until it bleeds to death, which is an extremely painful death for the preborn baby.

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