From Marquette to Monroe, Traverse City to Trenton and St. Clair to St. Joseph, thousands of Michiganians gathered on the state capitol lawn Nov. 8 to give witness to the strength of the culture of life in the Great Lakes State.
The first-ever Michigan March for Life came on the one-year anniversary of the passage of Proposal 3, a constitutional amendment that prioritized abortion rights in the Michigan constitution, and just a day after Michigan’s neighbor to the south, Ohio, passed a similar amendment.
Yet, the demonstration showed that the pro-life movement is far from defeated.
In the leadup to last fall’s election, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer promised to “fight like hell” for the abortion measure after the federal Roe v. Wade decision was overturned in 2022. Conversely, during a Mass for Life celebrated at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Lansing on the morning of the march, Lansing Bishop Earl Boyea said it was everyone’s duty to “fight like heaven” for the dignity and protection of all life.