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REPRO LETTERS WITH

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REPRO LETTERS WITH

SHARE | WRITE | MAIL | VOTE

On Friday, July 22nd, LIA hosted a letter-writing campaign to promote reproductive rights in Michigan. After a successful day full of letter writing stations, sample letters, postcards, kids’ advocacy activities and presentations, LIA mailed out 74 letters and 60 postcards to local, state, and federal representatives. 

We aim to educate and advocate while keeping cultural differences in mind.

We seek justice when legislation makes our community more vulnerable.

We aim to educate and advocate while keeping cultural differences in mind.

We seek justice when legislation makes our community more vulnerable.

Empowering community members to contact their representatives, and encourage them to make their voices heard

Blogs, flyers, and presentations sharable online by social media and email:

Sample Letter #1Sample Letter #2

Take advantage of letter writing stations with sample letters, postcards, and address labels

Coloring stations to encourage young advocates to share their voices

Pet friendly. accessible office location with ample parking

With your help, we’ll send 10 letters to legislators at every level of government – city, county, state, and federal

Short on time? Pick up a To-Go packets with sample letters, address labels, postcards, and resources

Learn how and where to vote, including support for non-English speakers

Vote YES on the amendment to add Section 28 to Article 1 of the Michigan State Constitution this November!

Couldn't Make it in Person?

Utilize these resources so you and your family can advocate from home.

Sample Letter

Fill out this letter and mail it to your State Representative (using the list of addresses below) as a trackable item in favor of ensuring reproductive rights through the Michigan State Constitution.


Kids’ Advocacy Materials

Print out these coloring sheets and word searches for any younger advocates wishing to participate in the campaign.

Additional Resources

Reproductive Justice is Immigrant Justice

These two articles elaborate on the intersection between immigrant rights and reproductive rights and how the Supreme Courts’ decision on June 24th, 2022 impacts the work of Lighthouse Immigrant Advocates.

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Article 1, Section 28 Right to Reproductive Freedom

(1) Every individual has a fundamental right to reproductive freedom, which entails the right to make and effectuate decisions about all matters relating to pregnancy, including but not limited to prenatal care, childbirth, postpartum care, contraception, sterilization, abortion care, miscarriage management, and infertility care. An individual’s right to reproductive freedom shall not be denied, burdened, nor infringed upon unless justified by a compelling state interest achieved by the least restrictive means. Notwithstanding the above, the state may regulate the provision of abortion care after fetal viability, provided that in no circumstance shall the state prohibit an abortion that, in the professional judgment of an attending health care professional, is medically indicated to protect the life or physical or mental health of the pregnant individual.

(2) The state shall not discriminate in the protection or enforcement of this fundamental right.

(3) The state shall not penalize, prosecute, or otherwise take adverse action against an individual based on their actual, potential, perceived, or alleged pregnancy outcomes, including but not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, nor shall the state penalize, prosecute, or otherwise take adverse action against someone for aiding or assisting a pregnant individual in exercising their right to reproductive freedom with their voluntary consent.

(4) For the purposes of this section:

  • A state interest is “compelling” only if it is for the limited purpose of protecting the health of an individual seeking care, consistent with accepted clinical standards of practice and evidence-based medicine, and does not infringe on that individual’s autonomous decision-making.
  • “Fetal viability” means: the point in pregnancy when, in the professional judgment of an attending health care professional and based on the particular facts of the case, there is a significant likelihood of the fetus’s sustained survival outside the uterus without the application of extraordinary medical measures.

(5)This section shall be self-executing. Any provision of this section held invalid shall be severable from the remaining portions of this section.

Source: Ballotpedia

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