Proposal 3 in Michigan is scary. There are contradicting messages about what it will do, but the more conservative views have the text to back them up. It says that the state cannot interfere with a person’s autonomous decision making. Good. But then it goes on to say that this will supercede any laws to the contrary – which must by definition include the laws of parental rights.

The state cannot prosecute anyone who damages an individual during the course of an abortion. What about willful negligence? Or the deliberate murder of the mother in a ‘life for life’ choice? How many women will die from this clause?