Tags: abortion | michigan

Michigan Considers Numerous Bills Targeting Abortion

Wednesday, 04 Apr 2012 12:18 PM

By Greg McDonald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
About 30 bills have been introduced in Michigan, which Republican sponsors say mirror public sentiment against abortion and concerns about upholding religious freedoms, according to the Detroit News.
 
According to Planned Parenthood, GOP gains in the legislature mean that at least two-thirds of the state’s lawmakers are now solidly against abortion — and they seem ready to act.

“We do have a window of opportunity and we need to utilize it,” said state Republican Rep. Thomas Hooker, who is pushing legislation to defund Planned Parenthood.

Ed Rivet, legislative director of Right to Life of Michigan, agreed with Hooker. He told the News that now is “absolutely” the best political climate to push his group’s agenda.

A law banning late-term abortions was signed into law last year by GOP Gov. Rick Snyder. Now, some lawmakers are promoting legislation that would make it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion and to stop what they call “judge shopping,” aimed at bypassing parental consent laws.

Other measures, the News reported, “would ban abortion coverage for private insurers on healthcare exchanges, require ultrasounds before abortions, and allow employers to exclude insurance coverage for drugs and services they deem morally objectionable.”

The Democratic Women’s Caucus in the legislature is pushing back with a package of healthcare bills of its own, including measures to improve sex education in schools and access to contraception and annual pap smears exams.

“It used to be just about abortion and now the attacks are moving to preventive health care and basic birth control,” Sarah Scranton, executive director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, told the News. “That's really shocking.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Attorney Puzzled by Secrecy in Ore. Ex-Marine Sniper Case

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 15:17 PM

Criminal defense attorney Mark O'Mara says he is mystified by a Oregon court's secrecy surrounding the case of a former  . . .

N. Dakota Oil Revenue May Lead to Free College Tuition

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 14:25 PM

North Dakota's oil drilling boom is financing millions of dollars in improvements at the state's colleges, and it may be . . .

Obama Urged to End Military Spending Caps to Fight ISIS

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 13:46 PM

With the Pentagon spending $10 million a day to fight the Islamic State (ISIS), two leading Republican lawmakers have ca . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved