On July 13, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Conscience Protection Act by a vote of 245-182. This act would prohibit the government from mandating that healthcare providers must participate in abortions. Those forced to participate in abortions are also allowed to file a private lawsuit without going through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services first.
A woman in Battle Creek was found dead after having an abortion. She went to the hospital complaining of pain, and was found dead at her mother's house two days later. Investigators are looking into whether it was a natural or medical-related death. There are various short-term and long-term complications from abortions, including maternal death. State law requires doctors who treat women for complications resulting from an abortion to file a report of the complication to the state health department.
On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-3 against abortion clinic health and safety regulations in Texas. Justice Stephen Breyer’s opinion in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt will continue to allow substandard and dangerous abortion clinics to operate throughout the country. The majority opinion cited reasonable health regulations as an “undue burden” on women’s health because many Texas abortion clinics will close after failing to meet basic health and safety standards.
Protecting unborn children from the brutality of dismemberment abortions is a legislative priority for Michigan. A law is needed because D&E dismemberment abortions are as brutal as the partial-birth abortion method, which is now illegal in Michigan and the United States. Legislation has been introduced adding D&E dismemberment abortions to our state's ban on partial-birth abortion. Learn the facts about dismemberment abortions.
Where do the candidates stand?
It's important to be an informed voter. Educate yourself by learning more about where the major party presidential candidates stand on the issue of abortion. The presumptive Democratic nominee is former senator and secretary of state Hillary Clinton. The Republican nominee is businessman Donald Trump, and his vice presidential nominee is Indiana Governor Mike Pence. The general election is Tuesday, November 8.
New TV ad debuts across Michigan
Start with Life is Right to Life of Michigan’s latest TV ad to air statewide. The two-minute video debuted on Monday, July 18, and features the importance of the upcoming elections. It is in politics that the battle for life can have its greatest repercussions. The answer to which political candidate to vote for and how to bring hope and vitality back to our nation, has always been one and the same: start with life.
Vote for Infographic Contest winner
We are now voting on our Facebook page for this year’s Infographic Contest winner! The voting will be open until July 31. Head over to our Facebook page today and cast your vote for your favorite infographic by liking and sharing the entry. There are six finalists, check our Facebook page each day until all six entries have been shared.
Making a difficult decision
Twenty-two years old and pregnant with her second child, Jamie made a difficult and self-sacrificial decision to place her child for adoption. Even though she had no idea how she would care for her baby, she knew this baby deserved life. Desiring a better future for her child, she faced grief, loss, and joy so her baby could have the best life possible.