Vote NO on Proposal 3

This November election, Bishop Jeffrey Walsh and all bishops throughout the state are urging all Michiganders to vote NO on Proposal 3. If passed, the measure would add an amendment to the state constitution to:

  • Legalize abortion at any time in pregnancy for any reason.
  • Allow abortions to be performed by anyone, even those without a medical license.
  • Allow any person to help teens obtain abortions without their parents knowing.
  • Protect abortion providers from penalties for killing or injuring a woman during an abortion.
  • Revoke state law that requires abortion facilities to be licensed and inspected.
  • Require taxpayers to pay for abortions.
November 2022
Vote NO, either in person on November 8 or by absentee ballot beforehand.
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Bishop Walsh shares:

"You and your parish will be hearing more about the dangers of Proposal 3 now through election day, as this is an extremely important topic in our state. This is a radical proposed amendment to Michigan’s Constitution that would create a new unlimited right to abortion. Proposal 3 is the most extreme abortion proposal Michigan has ever witnessed — this amendment would invalidate dozens of state laws, including our state’s ban on tax-funded abortions and the partial-birth abortion ban.

This 'Anything Goes' abortion proposal is a grave offense to the dignity and sanctity of human life. The Catholic Church in the Diocese of Gaylord and throughout the state are working in harmony with one another and with Michigan Catholic Conference, Right to Life of Michigan and Citizens to Support MI Women and Children to defeat the proposal.

I am asking all Catholics and people of good will to make defeating Proposal 3 a priority from now until election day. This is an 'all hands on deck' moment to come together in prayer, fasting, almsgiving and action to stand up for life. As I shared in the recent issue of FAITH magazine, prayer can move mountains. Let us pray with confidence for the particular intentions of the Holy Family, who exemplify receptivity and fidelity to God's will. 

To ensure that you are fully informed of this proposal and our unified effort to defeat it, please review the below resources and share within your families and communities."

A Critical Analysis of Proposal 3
The Dangers of Proposal 3: Learn More

What is Proposal 3? An Attorney Explains

Help Defeat Proposal 3

Catholics throughout the state are working together to defeat Proposal 3 with the following action steps:

Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving 

  • Pray and fast, with the intention that the outcome of election may be one that will protect and uphold the dignity of human life. Click here for a downloadable prayer card, or check with your local parish for a printed copy. 
  • Consider donating to the campaign working to defeat this proposal. Please note that campaign donations must be made here

Vote NO on Proposal 3

  • Vote NO, either in person on November 8 or by absentee ballot beforehand.
  • Check your voter registration status and learn more about how to make sure you vote properly by visiting the Michigan Voter Information Center at
  • Encourage your relatives, friends, coworkers and parishioners to register to vote and vote NO on this proposal.

Prayer for Life and Right Laws

Almighty ever-living God,
you bestow the gift of life
as you form each of us in our mother's womb.
Look on our nation, state, and community
and awaken in every heart
reverence for life.
Protect our state from unjust laws.
In your Name, bring to defeat
every attack against the sacredness of life.
Safeguard the rights of parents,
whom you have entrusted
with the care and formation of their children.
Help all who believe in Jesus
to proclaim the Gospel of Life to their neighbors.
Dispel every anxiety and fear.
Strengthen the bond between parents and their unborn child.
May mothers and fathers accept and nurture the gift of life
made in your image and likeness.
Our Lady, Queen of the Family, pray for us!
St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us!
St. Joseph, Protector of the Unborn, pray for us!

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