Michigan’s Proposal 3 Allows Child Sterilization Without Parental Consent

Proposal 3 on Michigan’s November ballot will give minor children the constitutional right to pursue procedures intended to change their physical sexual characteristics and sterilize themselves as a result, and parents would have no right to consent or be informed of it. As an amendment to Michigan’s constitution, no state law could interfere with protected “reproductive rights” if it affects a person’s decision-making no matter what the person’s age is.