CNA Staff, Jul 22, 2020 / 13:19 pm
A Michigan pro-life group has said it will not contest the state's conclusion that the group did not submit enough valid signatures on a petition to ban dilation and evacuation abortions, and will instead focus its advocacy efforts on the 2020 election.
"We know we submitted signatures from more than 340,047 registered voters. It is tragic that children will continue to be dismembered because we lost just enough signatures due to errors and petition damage like small tears and stains," Barbara Listing, Right to Life of Michigan President, said in a July 21 statement.
"The effort behind this petition drive was worth it and will carry forward...This was our first attempt to end the dismemberment of babies in Michigan, and we will continue working until we end this form of violence and protect the lives of every unborn child."
Genevieve Marnon, Right to Life of Michigan's legislative director, told The Detroit News that this marks the first time that one of RTLM's initiatives has failed.