With the Governor delivering her annual State of State address this week and her next budget recommendation due to be released soon, MCC issued a press release urging her and lawmakers to pursue policies primarily aimed at helping families support themselves.
Portions of the Growing Michigan Together Council final report issued today are welcome and deserve legislative support, however, policies that emphasize family life and encourage married couples to have and raise children in Michigan are unfortunately missing from the group’s recommendations to help grow the state’s population, MCC stated after the council’s report was released to the public.
To grow Michigan’s stagnant population, policymakers should view proposed solutions through the lens of supporting family life by making it easier to have and raise children in this state, according to a letter from MCC to the Governor’s council tasked with recommending policy goals to grow Michigan’s population.
In a statement, MCC highlighted the legislative and grassroots advocacy against the Reproductive Health Act that prevented several alarming policies from becoming law. However, MCC called attention to the repeal of health and safety standards required of the abortion industry in Michigan, along with many other common-sense limits on abortion in the RHA. The Catholic Conference again urged lawmakers to prioritize policies that help both mothers and their children.
In response to the state Senate passing several bills on a party-line vote tied to the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), MCC issued a statement calling out senators for inoculating abortion businesses from minimal levels of transparency and accountability and repealing laws that protect the health and safety of women.
Michigan Catholic Conference is urging state senators to stop and consider the health and safety of women as well as the voices of Michigan voters if they decide to take up the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), after a Senate committee voted today to move the extreme legislation to the Senate floor.
The Catholic Conference is calling on the consciences of members of the House and Senate to oppose appalling legislation passed by the House Health Policy Committee this morning that overturns widely-supported limitations on abortion and policies that require accountability and transparency over Michigan abortion facilities.
In responding to Gov. Whitmer’s fall policy speech today, MCC committed to opposing the abortion lobby’s interest in overturning long-standing and widely-supported limits on abortion while also offering support for a fair and just paid family leave policy in Michigan.
Two bills recently approved by the Michigan Legislature that restrict speech in counselor-patient settings should be rejected by Gov. Whitmer on the grounds that the language is too broad and goes well beyond its intended purpose of protecting children from abhorrent practices, MCC said in a statement.
MCC commended lawmakers from both parties and chambers for providing broad support for legislation signed into law by Governor Whitmer that will prevent sexual abuse of children and others, as MCC has been advocating for this legislation since 2018 in keeping with the Catholic Church’s commitment to prevent abuse.