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Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:10 AM

Michigan bills could limit access to abortions

Source: Detroit Free Press

Michigan bills could limit access to abortions
December 8, 2012
By Robin Erb
Detroit Free Press Medical Writer

Legislation that could limit access to abortion -- several measures that shot through Thursday in a chaotic day in Lansing -- drew sharp criticism Friday from Michigan residents who said the proposals run roughshod over women's rights and could allow doctors to pick and choose patients based on religious or moral beliefs.

A package of three Senate bills would prevent insurers on the state's health care exchange -- a provision of health care reform that Michigan must still establish -- from automatically including coverage for abortion in their policies offered on the exchange.

Rather, an employer or an individual purchaser of the plan would have to request and pay separately for abortion coverage.

As it stands now, nearly 80% of plans in Michigan cover abortion, according to Lori Lamerand, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20121208/NEWS06/312080104/Michigan-bills-could-limit-access-to-abortions?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



Michigan, working harder and faster to form the new state of Michissippi.

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Bozita Dec 2012 OP
sakabatou Dec 2012 #1
blkmusclmachine Dec 2012 #2
Earth_First Dec 2012 #3
BadgerKid Dec 2012 #7
heaven05 Dec 2012 #4
Coyotl Dec 2012 #5
heaven05 Dec 2012 #6
femrap Dec 2012 #8

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:40 AM

1. Michigan's law makers

once again, being jack-asses.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 06:17 AM

2. The drip-drip-drip of a rightwing totalitarian government

One statehouse at a time.

Operation Northwoods: The 9/11 You Never Knew

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:32 AM

3. WTH is going on in the mid-west states?

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 11:58 AM

7. I suspect it's partly a water grab.

The Great Lakes could be the OPEC of fresh water.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:57 AM

4. i repeat

michiganians by a majority vote, you know, democratic process, voted these jackasses in. Now ALL suffer because. Whatcha goin ta do, except take it. No whining now, just accept that the MAJORITY of michiganians wanted this state government. Idiots! talk about voting against your self-interest???!!!! Hope the rest of this countries enlightened citizens will see why we must rid ourselves of the rabid right wing. Yes, they are crazy like rabid dogs!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:07 AM

5. Maybe it is time for the Derms to start voting in mid-term elections??

Hugh D'oh!

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 09:15 AM

6. ya think?

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:51 PM

8. Michissippi....

 



I think we see the work of ALEC and Koch dudes.

Every midwestern state w/ a Repugnant Gov. has been kissing the Koch's butts.

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