Lansing, Mich., Sep 14, 2022 / 09:00 am
One Michigan priest’s prayerful insight is inspiring thousands of people to sign up for a 54-day rosary novena aimed at defeating an attempt to insert a “right to abortion” into the state constitution.
The proposed constitutional amendment is titled Reproductive Freedom for All. The ballot initiative seeks to enshrine abortion up to — and including — the day of birth. It also seeks to eliminate dozens of Michigan laws that presently regulate abortion, including parental consent and notification laws and laws that prohibit partial-birth abortion.
The novena begins tomorrow, Sept. 15, the memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows. It ends the day before Michigan’s general election on Nov. 8.
“One evening in July, I was praying in the rectory chapel at St. Thomas Aquinas in East Lansing with the proposed constitutional amendment weighing heavy on my mind and on my heart,” Father Gordon Reigle, the parish’s pastor, explained.