Lansing Update publishes on Fridays when the Michigan Legislature is in session and chronicles legislative activity of interest to Michigan Catholic Conference. Join the Catholic Advocacy Network to receive Lansing Update in your inbox.

    Bishops Respond to Roe Overturned and more…

    “With safe-delivery laws, adoption, pregnancy resource centers, and assistance from Catholic and other agencies that provide necessities for mom and baby, every pregnant woman should know there is a community of compassion and support waiting to help her and her unborn or infant child.”

    The Catholic bishops of Michigan issue a statement in response to the historic Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade and returning abortion regulation to the states. Plus, Michigan Catholic Conference urges peace and civility following the ruling overturning Roe, and more

    School Safety, Attacks on Pregnancy Centers and more…

    An empty school hallyway with lockers against one wall.

    The Governor signed legislation to fund more school safety measures, but vetoed an increase to the earned income tax credit to help working families. Plus, attacks on pregnancy centers across the country are condemned in a state House resolution, as well as a reflection on Juneteenth and ending racism

    Our Reflection on the Dobbs Abortion Case Leak and more…

    Pray for Dobbs

    We join with the U.S. bishops in calling the faithful to continue their prayers and work to support mothers after the leak of the draft opinion in a pending abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Also, MCC joins a coalition supporting a $1.65 billion investment to increase access to the basic human right of decent housing in Michigan.

    Momentum Builds to Cut Taxes for Working Poor and more…

    Side-by-side photos of a crucifix in a classroom and a pregnant woman holding her belly and smiling

    Next year’s budget is starting to take shape and MCC is advocating for funds to help pregnant women in need, the poor and Catholic and nonpublic schools. Read more about where those proposals stand—as well as the momentum building at the Capitol to enact a significant tax cut for the working poor—

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