After Roe, high stakes for Michigan ballot measure to protect abortion rights

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By James Oliphant ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich (Reuters) – The latest front in the U.S. war over abortion was waged last week during an idyllic summer evening on Michigan’s lakeshore. Outside a park where kids ate waffle cones and hundreds of people listened to a concert in the band shell, volunteers collected signatures in support of placing a measure on the November ballot that would amend the state’s constitution to safeguard abortion rights. Their task took on new urgency after the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that had legalized abortion nationwid…

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