LANSING, September 30, 2003 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Michigan State Senate has passed 25-11 legislation defining a person as legally born when any part of the body of the child is expelled from the woman’s body. The legislation would outlaw partial-birth abortion which involves removing most of the baby from the mother before killing him/her. Cardinal Adam Maida supported the legislation. On behalf of the Michigan Catholic Conference he signed an open letter appearing in full-page ads in papers across the state calling for the passage of the legislation. “The question before us today is life … life itself. Without a determination of when a child is legally born, every partially born child in Michigan is at risk. We’re all in this together … including and especially our newest and most vulnerable citizens, our newborn children,” said the letter. The legislation now goes before Governor Jennifer Granholm, who calls herself both Catholic and pro-choice.
See the Catholic Conference letter: https://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030928/nysu005_1.html