The Socialist Party of Michigan calls on all working people of our state to vote YES on statewide Ballot Proposal No. 3 at the November 8, 2022 election. Proposal 3 would secure state constitutional protection of the right to abortion and ensure that reproductive choice is not reduced to a symbol of choice between the two capitalist parties.
Though safeguarding abortion access from legislative infringement in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s violent abrogation of bodily autonomy, Proposal 3 is only a half measure that retains the contradictions and class chauvinism of the past 50 years. Only when comprehensive health care gains recognition as a fundamental right can it truly be said that every individual has a fundamental right to reproductive freedom.
As reflected in the Socialist Party of Michigan Platform, the SPMI calls for the right to free abortion and contraception on demand without interference or coercion. Accordingly, we call for the immediate repeal of the Hyde Amendment and all other legislation that limits access to abortion services, thus denying the right to choose to millions of women, particularly low-income women, women of color, and young womenSocialist Party USA Women’s Commission Statement on SCOTUS Overruling Roe