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State Board of Canvassers will allow another sample to be drawn for the Michigan Values Life petition drive

by | Jun 18, 2020

Editor’s note. As we explained yesterday, state of Michigan offers a way around recalcitrant pro-abortion governors such as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer who has vowed to veto a bill that bans the dismemberment of living unborn children—citizen initiated legislation. This process, if successful, sends a bill directly to the Michigan Legislature, entirely bypassing the governor. Step One is securing enough signatures to initiate the process—in this case, 340,047. On Monday, the Michigan Bureau of Elections issued a staff report recommending that the Board of State Canvassers refuse to certify the Michigan Values Life petition drive to end dismemberment abortions.

June 18, 2020, Lansing, Mich. — Today the Michigan Board of State Canvassers voted unanimously to allow another sample to be drawn for the Michigan Values Life petition drive.

The new sample will be a larger sample based on standard Bureau of Elections procedures. One point of concern for two of the Board members involved thousands of additional signatures thrown out for “damage” by the Bureau of Elections, despite text on many of those petitions being totally legible.

“We are happy the Board of Canvassers saw reason today, and will allow another sample to be drawn,” Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said. “We look forward to continuing the process of this petition drive and to eventually stop the barbaric practice of dismembering children in the womb.”

Listing added, “We know Planned Parenthood will do everything possible to challenge the petition drive again and disenfranchise the people who signed it, and we will once again defend the voice of the people who signed these petitions.”

Categories: Pro-Lifers