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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:34 PM

Michigan Anti-Abortion Package Passes House

The state Senate of Michigan passed a package of anti-abortion legislation last week in an effort to pass abortion restriction legislation before the end of the lame duck session. SB 612, 613, and 614 seek to eliminate insurance coverage for abortion services with no exception for rape or incest.

The bills would prevent abortion from being a covered benefit under the state health care exchange that must be implemented by 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act. They also would prevent abortion services coverage from being supplied by private insurance policies from an employer. In this case, the employer or the individual would have to purchase a separate policy specifically for abortion coverage. The only abortion exception that would be covered without a supplemental policy would be in a situation where the woman would die without the procedure.

Desiree Cooper of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan told the Huffington Post "It feels like are completely tone-deaf to what Americans want in general, which is for legislators to pay attention to the economy, particularly in Michigan, and to women and their power to say, 'This is what we want, and this is what we don't want.'"

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http://www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?ID=14030

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:35 PM

1. We really need to clean House in Michigan

and that capital letter on House is intentional.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:38 PM

2. One problem-the repub's have rejected the state exchange also.

The idiots in this state do not want the federal support to set up a state exchange. Duh.

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