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    “Take Action! Protect and Support Life” and more…

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    TAKE ACTION! Protect and Support Life; Governor's Veto of Health and Safety Line-Item Neither Just Nor Fair; State Budget Retains Many MCC-Supported Programs; USCCB Decries Exclusion of Catholic School Students in Proposed Aid; Executive Order Ensuring Legal Protections for Babies Applauded by USCCB; Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Resolution Passed; MCC Election Webpage Offers Conscience Formation Resources; The Word from Lansing: Promote Civility, Love Others, and Build Community This Election; Food Assistance Bill Passes Senate, Continues to House Committee; Senate Jail Reform Measures Clear Committee This Week; Justice for Immigrants Initiative Celebrates Fifteen-Year Anniversary.

    “October 1 Marks Beginning of Respect Life Month” and more…

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    October 1 Marks Beginning of Respect Life Month; Legislature, Governor Come to Agreement on 2020–2021 State Budget; MCC Election Website Offers Voter Registration Resources; Senate Votes 37-1 on Bill to Waive Stillborn Certificate Fee; Michigan House Passes Jail Reform Bills; Charitable Giving Tax Credit Clears House; Food Assistance Measure Continues to Senate Floor; Educational Assistance Measures Move Forward in Legislative Process; U.S. Catholic Bishops Call for Federal Executions to Stop; September 27 is the World Day for Migrants and Refugees.

    “MCC Responds to AG's Campaign Against Nonpublic Schools in COVID Aid” and more…

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    MCC Responds to AG's Campaign Against Nonpublic Schools in COVID Aid; State Revenues Improved from May Estimates but Still Down; Report Highlights Move Away from Funding of Fetal Tissue Research; U.S. Bishops Lament New Federal Executions This Week; Ban of Abortion in U.S. Global Health Assistance Praiseworthy; September 1 Marks World Day of Prayer for Creation.

    “Dismemberment Abortion Petition Comes to End—Catholic Conference Pledges Continued Efforts” and more…

    MCC Policy Advocate Rebecca Mastee speaks at a press conference held earlier this year in support of the Michigan Values Life petition drive

    Dismemberment Abortion Petition Comes to End—Catholic Conference Pledges Continued Efforts; Catholic Teaching Affirms Dignity of Black Lives; Bill for Families Grieving Stillbirth Continues to Senate; DNR Orders for Minors Unanimously Pass Committee; Agreements Reached for 2019–2020 Supplemental Bills; Legislation to Reduce Unnecessary Incarceration Moves Forward; USCCB Urges President to Rescind Census Memorandum.

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