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Right to Life of Michigan Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Highlights Threats to Women and Children in Post-Roe Michigan

by | Jun 21, 2024

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Monday, June 24, 2024, marks the two-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling which overturned Roe v. Wade. This decision corrected what is widely recognized as bad law and sent the debate on life back to the people and their elected officials. In this post-Roe era, Right to Life of Michigan (RLM) celebrates the two-year anniversary of the Dobbs decision and recognizes the national impact it has had on protecting life.

“We celebrate the long-awaited overturn of Roe v. Wade that reignited a national debate on life,” said Amber Roseboom, President, Right to Life of Michigan. “This extraordinary opportunity has been overshadowed by the desperate attempts of big money donors and abortion-only special interests to politicize the issue for Democratic electoral gains. Reproduction and abortion are not issues of any political party. They are and have always been decisions of the woman. Today, a woman in Michigan can choose to have an abortion for any reason. But for choice to truly exist, women must have every opportunity to make a choice for life.”

Roseboom continued, “Two years after Dobbs, abortion clinics in Michigan are less safe than they were even a year ago, as a result of Governor Gretchen Whitmer and her allies removing long-standing health and safety standards for abortion clinics. It is time we refocus our collective efforts on serving women by championing expanded access to prenatal and postnatal care. We must also commit to offering robust support to the more than 100 Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs) across our state that provide women free medical care, confidential counseling and material support.”

Right to Life of Michigan is continuing to expand its educational efforts in communities across the state. The organization has expanded its staff team and youth outreach program, launched a new multi-media advertising campaign (with a referral to a PRC help hotline) and begun an aggressive campaign to elect candidates who stand for common-sense protections for women and children, like parental consent for abortion, in our state.

Categories: Pro-Lifers