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(LifeSiteNews) — A Michigan archbishop has sent letters by mail to Catholics in his diocese, encouraging them to vote against the state’s proposed radical abortion amendment. 

Archbishop Allen Vigneron, who oversees six counties of Catholics in the Archdiocese of Detroit, unexpectedly sent letters to each household registered as parishioners within the area. The initiative stressed the importance of voting in the upcoming midterm elections against the “Right to Reproductive Freedom Initiative” or Proposal 3, an extreme motion which would open the doors to abortion on demand. 

“We are quickly approaching the November 8 election, during which voters in Michigan will decide on Proposal 3, an amendment to the state constitution that would allow unregulated abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy,” Vigneron wrote, according to Detroit Catholic 

The proposal’s “broad and vague language” would “invalidate dozens of existing laws related to abortion.” If passed, the amendment would permit taxpayer funding to cover procedures, sex- selective abortion, partial-birth abortion, and unqualified personnel performing the procedures. 

“As disciples of Christ, we affirm the inherent, God-given dignity of every person, from conception to natural death,” the archbishop continued. “Abortion is a grave offense to the dignity of the most vulnerable person, the unborn child. We understand this as Catholics.” 

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Vigneron urged Catholics to vote in alignment with their faith, emphasizing that “our collective prayer and action—and our votes—can help ensure the defeat of this proposal, upholding the right to life and the inherent dignity of all people.” 

“By voting No on Proposal 3, we build a foundation for a culture in which every human life is valued, and women and families readily receive the support they need to thrive.” 

In addition to enshrining abortion access in the state’s constitution, Proposal 3 would also create a right for gender-confused minors to be sterilized and potentially mutilated without their parents’ knowledge or consent, as previously reported by LifeSiteNews. 

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The language of the amendment would enable minors to get abortions and pursue “gender affirming care,” possibly without even notifying their parents. Michigan legal experts and religious authorities have declared that the potential for allowing youths access to the dangers of abortion and gender identity “treatment” are “unconstrained and endless.” 

Archbishop Vigneron is not the first prelate to speak out against Proposal 3 and encourage Catholics to vote against the proposal. In September, Bishop Earl Boyea wrote a pastoral letter to parishioners in Lansing, MI. The letter explained the importance of the amendment and promoted a 54-day Rosary novena, introduced by parish priest Fr. Gordon Reigle, with the intention of combating the proposal to enshrine the so-called “right” to abortion in the state’s constitution. 

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