In January, pro-abortion organizations in Michigan formed a coalition to amend Michigan’s constitution to eliminate most prolife laws in the state. The coalition, Reproductive Freedom for All, ran into several hurdles for getting their petitions approved after legal challenges from RLM.
On May 2, an unprecedented leak revealed the U.S. Supreme Court was planning on overturning Roe v. Wade. The leak unleashed a wave of attacks at prolife pregnancy centers and an assassination attempt of a Supreme Court justice.
On June 24, 2022, after nearly 50 years, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 6-3 to overturn Roe v. Wade, allowing states to once again freely legislate the legality of abortion.
For only a few brief moments following the Dobbs case, Michigan’s 1846 abortion law was once again in full effect. Both Governor Whitmer and Planned Parenthood filed separate lawsuits to block the abortion law.
In November, Proposal 3 was passed by 57% of voters, creating a right to unlimited abortion in Michigan’s Constitution. Despite raising an unprecedented $21 million and delaying their attempts to make the ballot, RLM and our prolife coalition could not overcome Reproductive Freedom for All’s $47 million dollar campaign.
The abortion debate took an ugly turn in 2022. National media figure and Satanist Jex Blackmore purported to take an abortion pill on live TV in Detroit in January. In May, terrorist group Jane’s Revenge began attacking prolife pregnancy centers, churches, and prolife offices across America, including in Michigan—with few repercussions. In June, an assassination attempt of Justice Brett Kavanaugh was foiled. In September, President Joe Biden gave a dark speech suggesting opponents were enemies of the state, and then Michigan prolife volunteer Joan Jacobson was shot while going door-to-door to oppose Proposal 3. In December, the first Jane’s Revenge attack on a prolife leader‘s home occurred in Michigan to a Detroit pregnancy center board member.