There’s a path forward in the states: If the Supreme Court does indeed overturn Roe, enshrining reproductive rights in state constitutions via ballot measures will guarantee the protection of reproductive health care for years to come, particularly in states where Republicans control the legislature.
ICYMI – Wendy Davis in NBC THINK on Roe: ‘Support ballot measures to protect women’s reproductive health care’
On Monday, Wendy Davis, lawyer, politician, and the founder of Deeds Not Words, published an op-ed in NBC Think, highlighting a groundbreaking ballot measure in Michigan that could set the stage to codify Roe v. Wade’s protections in states across the country.
Failed Senate Vote Shows Immediate Need for Voters to Leverage Ballot Measures to Protect Abortion Access
Today, the U.S. Senate failed to advance the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would have codified the right to abortion into federal law.
We talk with Kelly Hall of the Fairness Project, which is gathering signatures to put a referendum on the ballot this fall to bypass the legislature and take the matter directly to voters. If they approve it, the measure would amend the state’s constitution to make reproductive freedom a right.
ICYMI: ‘Ballot Measures Can Channel Despair into Action’ Says Kelly Hall on Crooked’s What A Day Podcast
Today, Fairness Project Executive Director Kelly Hall appeared on Crooked’s What A Day podcast to discuss how voters can use the citizen-initiated ballot measure process to codify access to abortion and reproductive health care — starting with a campaign in Michigan to pass a constitutional amendment this year.
ICYMI: MLive: “10,000 flock to help Michigan abortion-rights petition drive after Supreme Court leak”
Today, MLive spotlighted Reproductive Freedom For All’s effort to enshrine abortion rights in the Michigan constitution.
Draft Supreme Court Opinion Makes It Clear That We Are at a Crisis Moment for Abortion Access
Today, the Fairness Project declared a win for democracy in Oklahoma after a resolution to make it more difficult for voters to use ballot measures failed to move forward in the state Senate.