How abortion could upend Michigan

Michigan could be the next state to put abortion on the November ballot, and Democrats are no doubt hoping that will boost turnout among their base, carrying the governor. Gretchen Whitmer to a second term and possibly overturn some House or state legislative races. Have the Republicans devised a better strategy since this month’s resounding referendum in Kansas?

Michigan’s proposed constitutional amendment would create a right to “reproductive freedom,” including access to abortion by fetal viability, which is around 24 weeks. The promoters had to collect 425,059 signatures. They submitted about 750,000, which is reportedly the highest ever for a Michigan initiative. Official certification to appear on the November ballot could come from a state board on Wednesday.


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