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Stateside Podcast: Challenges facing the abortion ballot initiative

Members of the group reproductive Freedom for All gather for a press conference. A woman speaks at a podium, and a group of supporters carrying "Reproductive Freedom for All" signs sit behind her. A blue banner behind them reads, "Reproductive Freedom for All" in red text.
Joey Cappelletti
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Earlier, this summer, Reproductive Freedom for All submitted a record-breaking 752,000 voter signatures in support of a plan to embed reproductive rights in the state constitution.

Michigan voters may see a much-anticipated abortion rights ballot measure in the upcoming election. The group Reproductive Freedom for All submitted a record-breaking 752,000 voter signatures in July in support of a plan to embed reproductive rights in the state constitution.

However, the Michigan Board of State Canvassers meets Tuesday, and may decide to change the language voters would see on the ballot. Reporter Clara Hendrickson explains why Reproductive Freedom for All is now pushing back on the potentially misleading language that the state election supervisor initially drew up for the campaign's petition.

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  • Clara Hendrickson, Report for America Fellow with the Detroit Free Press

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Ronia Cabansag is a producer for Stateside. She comes to Michigan Radio from Eastern Michigan University, where she earned a BS in Media Studies & Journalism and English Linguistics with a minor in Computer Science.