Prayer to End Abortion
With election season right around the corner, we are Fighting Like Heaven with our brothers and sisters in Christ at the Diocese of Lansing to overcome a challenging new hurdle in our community – also known as The Reproductive Freedom for All Initiative. This Initiative will appear on our November ballot paper as Proposition 3 (Proposal 3). This initiative seeks to enshrine abortion up to, and including, the day of birth in our state constitution. It also seeks to put an end to dozens of laws that currently regulate abortion in the State of Michigan. Some of these laws include getting rid of parental consent, notification laws, and laws that prohibit partial-birth abortion.
What Does This Mean for Us?
Should this proposal prevail, it would make void the existing abortion regulations, which includes a parental consent for minors who want to get an abortion, among many other regulations. This would mean that all individuals, including minors, will have the right to make decisions about prenatal care, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, etc., without parental consent or the consent of anyone else. Additionally, should this proposal go into effect, it would essentially prohibit the state from charging an individual based on “actual, potential, perceived or alleged pregnancy outcomes,” which falls under the categories of abortion, miscarriages, and stillbirths.
What Can We Do?
As faithful, we need to “Fight Like Heaven” and pray as hard as we can to make sure this proposal does not prevail, pray for those in our community considering abortion and most importantly, pray for the unborn children at risk of abortion. If we each do our part in this, we can overcome this attack on life. With the Blessed Virgin Mary and our steadfastness in the Lord, nothing is impossible, not even this.
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