Denver, Colo., Nov 7, 2022 / 14:15 pm
Out-of-state billionaires George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, joined by a “dark money” fund, are among the wealthy backers of Michigan’s proposed ballot measure to make abortion a constitutional right. Despite the influx of money, foes of Proposal 3 say the state’s voters are increasingly skeptical.
“Despite how much money they have spent, Proposal 3 continues to lose support,” Christen Pollo, spokeswoman for Citizens to Support MI Women and Children, told CNA. “The more voters learn about how confusing and extreme Proposal 3 is, the more they reject it.”
Proposal 3 would establish in the state constitution a “fundamental right to reproductive freedom,” including the expansive legalization of abortion. It would allow for late-term abortions on broad mental health grounds. The proposed amendment would repeal existing laws requiring informed consent for abortion and parental consent requirements for teens seeking abortion, sterilization, or gender transition. It would repeal existing laws requiring abortion clinics to be licensed and inspected for health and safety reasons.
“Out-of-state abortion advocates are trying to buy a constitutional amendment in Michigan that they hope to use as a blueprint across the rest of the country,” Pollo said. “This is not a Michigan effort. This is New York and California pushing an extreme agenda on the people of our state.”