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Michigan Voters to Decide Abortion Rights on November Ballot

  • Groups Collected 754,000 Signatures to Put Measure to Voters
  • The Amendment to State Constitution Would Nullify An 1846 Ban
Abortion rights demonstrators during a national day of protest in Lansing, Michigan, on July 4.

Abortion rights demonstrators during a national day of protest in Lansing, Michigan, on July 4.

Photographer: Emily Elconin/Bloomberg

Michigan voters will decide this fall whether the state will preserve the right to legal abortions after a coalition of reproductive rights groups collected more than enough signatures to put the question on the November ballot.

The proposal would keep abortion legal in one of the nation’s key swing states, and preserve the right to, “carry out decisions without political interference about all matters relating to pregnancy, including birth control, abortion, prenatal care, and childbirth.” The coalition needed 425,000 signatures to get the measure on the fall ballot and acquired 754,000.