An opportunity is before Michigan citizens. By working together, we can ban the inhumane abortion procedure known as the D&E or dilation and evacuation method. This method of abortion uses surgical instruments to forcibly remove arms and legs from a living human being in the womb.
Michigan’s Constitution allows the people to initiate legislation through a petition. The petition seeks legislation that would amend our partial-birth abortion ban by adding the equally horrific dismemberment abortion procedure to that ban. The advantage of this approach is that the bill’s language cannot be changed by the legislature, but more importantly, it cannot be vetoed by Governor Whitmer! We need to collect 400,000 signatures, and we have 180 days to do it, starting on June 26, 2019.
Michigan Values Life!
Please join SS. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church in the effort to ban the above abortion procedure that takes the life of approximately 1,908 unborn babies in our state. These babies are in their 4th-6thmonth stages of development in the womb.
Our drive should begin the first weekend of August after all the Holy Masses. Stay tuned for any updates on the drive through the parish website, bulletin, and announcements after the weekend Holy Masses.
The Michigan Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Archdiocese of Detroit, and your local Right to Life – LIFESPAN Chapter all support this extremely important petition drive.
If you are 18 years old and older and have not registered to vote yet, please do so by the first week of August so you can participate in our drive.
Any questions, contact Lynn Gura, Parish L.I.F.E. Ministry, at (248) 340-2400 (home) or (248) 816-1546 (work). Leave a message with your name and phone number and that you are calling about the petition drive. She will return your call as quickly as possible.
Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship – Part I – The U.S. Bishops’ Reflection on Catholic Teaching and Political Life
9. The Church’s obligation to participate in shaping the moral character of society is a requirement of our faith. It is a basic part of the mission we have received from Jesus Christ, who offers a vision of life revealed to us in Sacred Scripture and Tradition. To echo the teaching of the Second Vatican Council: Christ, the Word made flesh, in showing us the Father’s love, also shows us what it truly means to be human (see Gaudium et Spes, no. 22). Christ’s love for us lets us see our human dignity in full clarity and compels us to love our neighbors as he has loved us. Christ, the Teacher, shows us what is true and good, that is, what is in accord with our human nature as free, intelligent beings created in God’s image and likeness and endowed by the Creator with dignity and rights as well as duties.
The pre-born babies in the womb are the most vulnerable neighbors we have and it is our moral duty to protect them! (Lynn Gura’s note)