Earlier this week, on the one-year anniversary of Proposal 3 passing, the Great Lakes Justice Center, along with other lawyers filed a complaint in U.S. District Court, representing more than 15 plaintiffs and bring suit against Michigan’s Governor, Attorney General, and Secretary of State. Among other issues, the complaint:
“seeks to protect and vindicate fundamental constitutional rights. It is a civil rights action brought under the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and the Guarantee Clause of the United States Constitution, challenging Proposal 3 and the super-right to “reproductive freedom” it created that is now Article I, § 28 of the Michigan Constitution. Article VI of the United States Constitution makes clear that our American Constitution is the Supreme Law of the land, protecting certain fundamental rights that cannot be abridged by government, including state governments, whether through legislation, ballot initiatives, or other official acts.”
The news of the filing was announced from the Capitol steps on Wednesday during the first-ever Michigan March for Life, with most of the plaintiffs present. Among those represented in this action are Right to Life of Michigan, the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, several state legislators, doctors and medical practices, Michigan Parents, unborn children, and others. Collectively, the plaintiffs are petitioning the US District Court to uphold good governance and the rule of law by declaring Proposal 3 and Article I, § 28 of the Michigan Constitution to be in violation of the US Constitution.
Read the full text of the complaint as filed below: