Michigan. Again. Michiganís stealth attack on abortion rights
Outrage over the right-to-work bill drew thousands of protesters to the Michigan Capitol today, but itís just one of many bills their Republican-controlled lame-duck legislature has decided to rush into law in the final days of the session.
Both chambers have already passed a bill that prohibits insurance plans from covering abortion services. The bill requires any employers who wish to cover abortion services in their plan to add an additional rider in order to do so. The CEO of a local Planned Parenthood chapter told the Detroit Free Press that, as far as she knows, the law is ďunprecedented in the country.Ē
Other bills working their way through the state house include:
a regulatory bill that could stop doctors from performing abortions and cause clinics to shut down
a bill that prohibits tele-medicine, which would limit abortion access for women in rural areas, especially restrictive considering that 83% of counties have no abortion provider
another that allows doctors to refuse to perform abortions if they have moral objections
1. Repugs back on the attack against women, civil rights, labor.
Like a shark that has to keep swimming 'forward'. Also their way of getting across the propagandic idea that they're still 'in power', and will keep doing exactly what they want to do, no matter what the electorate is saying.
A few score old white nazi guys launching attack after attack against 99% of the citizens of the state. In every state where the repugs control the executive and legislative branches.
Repugs are a cancer in the nation's political body.