The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

750,000 vs. Six Unelected Justices

Jul 18, 2022

A constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights will be on the ballot this year in Michigan. The people who campaigned for it were able to turn in over three quarters of a million petition signatures to get on the ballot.

The fact that so many people signed the petition was in line with polls that consistently show that the majority of people in Michigan and in the whole country are in favor of a woman’s right to decide whether or not to have an abortion. Six judges on the U.S. Supreme Court have tried to overrule the rights and wishes of the majority of the population, many millions of people.

The people who did the petition campaign are trying to use the legal process to stand up for the rights of women. But when people mobilize their forces, they can find many ways, “legal” and otherwise, to fight for their rights.