FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fairness Project Joins Ballot Measure Campaign to Protect Reproductive Freedom in Michigan
Lansing, MI – Today, Fairness Project supports the Michigan Reproductive Freedom for All campaign as they launch the signature collection phase of the ballot measure campaign to affirm the fundamental right of every Michigander to have reproductive freedom in the Michigan state constitution. This includes the right to make and carry out decisions without political interference about all matters relating to pregnancy, including birth control, abortion, prenatal care, and childbirth.
The launch of signature collection to qualify the ballot measure comes at a critical moment for reproductive rights and abortion access, with the Supreme Court poised to overturn 50 years of precedent and access to safe and legal abortion. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, it would restrict abortion access for 2.2 million Michiganders.
“At a time when the Supreme Court could put people’s health at risk by restricting access to abortion, and Congress has not codified Roe into law, it is essential that people can use democratic tools like ballot measures to preserve the right to safe and legal access to abortion within their state,” said Kelly Hall, Executive Director of Fairness Project.
Fairness Project is teaming up with the Michigan arms of the ACLU and Planned Parenthood as well as Michigan Voices to qualify the ballot measure for the November election.
Protecting reproductive freedom in the Michigan Constitution will preserve this right for all Michiganders, no matter what happens in Washington, D.C. Together, Michigan voters can protect reproductive freedom for themselves, ensure no one has to cross state lines to access abortion in the future, and ensure that reproductive health decisions remain between an individual and their doctor.
Fairness Project has won 23 of its 24 ballot initiative campaigns and instrumentally supported successful ballot measures to expand access to healthcare in states including Idaho, Maine, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Utah.
If you would like to interview Kelly Hall, Executive Director of Fairness Project, please email Alexis Magnan-Callaway at firstname.lastname@example.org.