The debate between pro-life and pro-choice has been a major political marker for decades. With the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade last week, the debate will have an even bigger impact on the upcoming election.
The court ruling now puts the future of reproductive rights in the hands of the states, and in Michigan that will be decided by lawmakers or a ballot proposal.
Both can be impacted by the November election, which is why the Democrats held a press conference pleading with Michiganders to chime in on Monday.
“I know that everyone is being tired of being told to vote, I see it on Twitter and I understand the frustration,” said Rep. Laurie Pohutsky from Livonia, “I ran for office because I wanted to preserve the right for abortion and it does feel very cheap all these years later to have the same conversations and be fighting the same fight that made me want to run to begin with.”
Laws set by the legislature can be overturned easily, the ballot proposal would be amended into the constitution and much harder to change.