The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes, regarding the ‘Reproductive Freedom for All’ ballot initiative.

“Michiganders of all stripes were disappointed today by the Republican members of the State Board of Canvassers who claimed a form objection to mask what was truly a content objection to the ‘Reproductive Freedom for All’ petition.  They have thwarted the will of over 700,000 Michigan electors that signed the petition, with no illusion or confusion as to what they were signing.

The MDP will continue its work alongside Governor Gretchen Whitmer and fight like hell to preserve the rights of women.  Simply stated, our grandmothers fought for and won these rights for us, we refuse to be the generation that loses them.

We applaud the work of the Reproductive Freedom for All organization and continue to stand with them in their fight to enshrine the right for every woman in Michigan to access a safe abortion. We encourage the State Supreme Court to take this issue up as soon as a possible to ensure that the question of abortion access is put before Michigan voters in November.”


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