Michigan Catholic Conference Applauds Passage of Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Legislation

Sep 21, 2011, 15:20 ET from Michigan Catholic Conference

LANSING, Mich., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Catholic Conference President and C.E.O. Paul A. Long released the following statement today after the State Senate and Michigan House of Representatives passed with wide bipartisan support a ban on partial-birth abortion in Michigan:

"Banning partial-birth abortion in our state is the most common sense policy a civilized society could enact.  There is no place in our state for those who seek to terminate the life of an unborn child partially delivered from his or her mother. Today Michigan should stand proud in following the lead of dozens of other states and the federal government by prohibiting this most heinous and gruesome practice.  

"With a 15 year struggle now behind us, and with legal and political obstacles having been removed, Michigan Catholic Conference looks forward to Governor Snyder signing the ban into law.  It must not be overlooked that this legislation received broad support from both Democrats and Republicans.  Their vote today in support of justice for the unborn deserves applause."

Senate Bill 160 passed the Senate 29-8 and House Bill 4109 passed the House 75-33.  

Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.  

SOURCE Michigan Catholic Conference