On June 14, Michigan became the first state in the nation to pass a partial-birth abortion ban. A nation-wide ban was vetoed by President Clinton and Michigan’s law was struck down in federal court. Following the Planned Parenthood v. Casey decision and acts of violence at abortion facilities, public opinion began drifting away from the prolife side, but the revelation of the existence of partial-birth abortion shocked the conscience of the nation.
Governor Engler signed into law a bill that closed loopholes that were allowing HMO’s and other health care groups to pay for abortions with tax money.
RLM began its 1-800-57-WOMAN campaign with four TV commercials airing statewide. The toll-free number connects women with pregnancy help centers that can provide counseling, emotional and material support.
RLM launched our website, RTL.org.