(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) In the upcoming midterm election there are several abortion measures on ballots across the nation, but few of them have been more contested than Michigan’s Proposal 3—which would allow for some of the most radical abortion legislation in the nation if passed.
According to The Federalist, it would also give children a constitutional right to so-called healthcare to transition their sex, in a portion of the proposal which Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her supporters at Planned Parenthood have gone to great lengths to conceal.
When marketing the proposal, Prop 3 has been consistently referred to as “the abortion amendment,” despite the language on another, totally unrelated topic.
Proponents of the proposal claim that “passing this amendment simply restores the same protections that Michiganders had for five decades under Roe v Wade,” but the bill goes far beyond that. It would allow for abortion on demand for any reason without parental consent and paid for by taxpayer funds.
Both the matters of abortion and “gender affirming care” are hidden in the vague, legalistic language of Prop 3, which is also ridiculously long.
A section in the proposal makes it clear that “every individual has a fundamental right to productive freedom.”
It does not specify any limitations for minors and would apply equally to males and females.
“Productive freedom,” in this case, entails “prenatal care, child birth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion care, miscarriage management, and infertility care,” it says.
“An individual’s right to reproductive freedom shall not be denied, burdened, nor infringed upon unless justified by a compelling state interest achieved by the least restrictive means,” the proposal reads.
As Michigan law stands currently, minors cannot undergo surgical procedures without parental consent.
Under Prop 3, however, there would be no opportunity to “infringe” on the “individual’s autonomous decision making,” even if it is for their own good.