FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LANSING—Today the Michigan Catholic Conference made the following statement regarding the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the State of Ohio’s ban on partial-birth abortion:
“The Michigan Catholic Conference applauds today’s decision by the Sixth Circuit Court to uphold Ohio’s partial-birth abortion ban law,” said Sister Monica Kostielney, R.S.M. “The federal courts have set precedent for the future defense of such necessary and life-saving legislation, which is wonderful news for the State of Michigan and the impending ‘People’s Override’ campaign.”
The Ohio Department of Health reports that 278 partial-birth abortions were performed in 2000 alone. The Department of Community Health reported similar numbers in Michigan in 2002, where 237 late-term abortions were performed.
“Through the courageous efforts of the pro-life movement in our neighboring state, thousands of innocent lives will be saved in the coming years,” said Sister Monica. “Partially-born children in Michigan are now one step closer to being afforded the full rights of our constitution.”
The Michigan Catholic Conference is a supporting member of the STTOP coalition, (Standing Together to Oppose Partial-birth Abortion), which will be kicking-off it’s “People’s Override” campaign in January to end partial-birth abortion in Michigan by enacting the Legal Birth Definition Act.
Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.
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