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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:17 PM

Michigan Senate Passes "Abortion Mega-Bill"

Source: Mother Jones = Kate Sheppard Dec. 13, 2012

Michigan Republicans are going for broke this week, as the lame-duck session winds down in the state legislature. No sooner had state lawmakers successfully pushed through a new right-to-work bill when they advanced a grab bag of anti-abortion measures that has been called the "greatest assault on reproductive rights" in the state's history.

On Wednesday, the state Senate approved what has been called an "abortion mega-bill." HR 5711 includes measures requiring anyone providing more than 120 abortions per year to do so in facilities that meet the same standards as "ambulatory surgical centers"a provision often referred to as "targeted regulation of abortion providers" (or TRAP), because they single out abortion providers for standards far stricter than other medical facilities. The building codes alone could shut down many abortion providers in the state.

Other provisions of the bill would require a doctor to be physically present to dispense the drugs used for a medication abortion, which would make it illegal to provide telemedicine abortions. It also implements new rules for the disposal of fetal remains that would require them to be treated like the body of a dead person, rather than treating them like other forms of medical waste.

The Michigan House already passed the original version of the bill, but the Senate amended it somewhat, ....

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Here we go again, never mind public opinion, this is about overthrowing that!

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Reply Michigan Senate Passes "Abortion Mega-Bill" (Original post)
Coyotl Dec 2012 OP
mlevans Dec 2012 #1
xxqqqzme Dec 2012 #2
Kablooie Dec 2012 #20
secondwind Dec 2012 #3
RoccoR5955 Dec 2012 #4
Politicub Dec 2012 #5
Coyotl Dec 2012 #9
NEOBuckeye Dec 2012 #10
Bette Dec 2012 #19
obama2terms Dec 2012 #6
caraher Dec 2012 #7
blm Dec 2012 #8
Iliyah Dec 2012 #11
progressoid Dec 2012 #12
Dont call me Shirley Dec 2012 #13
and-justice-for-all Dec 2012 #14
crim son Dec 2012 #15
0rganism Dec 2012 #16
Coyotl Dec 2012 #24
booksenkatz Dec 2012 #17
blackspade Dec 2012 #18
Zoeisright Dec 2012 #21
Left Coast2020 Dec 2012 #22
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #23

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:21 PM

1. It is too bad so many people have such short memories.

Otherwise I'd say this week would guarantee any GOP candidate would have a hard time getting elected in Michigan for a long time to come.

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Response to mlevans (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:23 PM

2. I hope you are

correct in that assessment.

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Response to mlevans (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:09 AM

20. According to Rachel, Michigan has been gerrymandered so Dems can never win again.

The GOP is the permanent ruling party no matter how many Democrats vote.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:31 PM

3. what words to use? incredible doesn't work, nor outrageous either.. how about a

healthy and loud FUCK YOU to the Republican Party of 2012?

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Response to secondwind (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:51 PM

4. I'd go for that.

I would prefer an "up your ass with splintered glass" though, or in addition!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:53 PM

5. The GOP has declared war on the people of Michigan

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and it's doing everything within its power to break the backs of people there.

It's unreal that this is happening at this pace.

But it provides a taste of what's in store for everyone should the GOP ever get control of all three branches of government at once.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:01 PM

9. They are demonstrating just how powerful the fascists are today.

And they play politics as if it were a war. That is not easy to contend with if you are a reasonable person.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:08 PM

10. It's time for the people of Michigan to declare war on the GOP

Run the fuckers out of every single elected office and force them to close their state offices for good. Drive them out of the entire state.

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Response to NEOBuckeye (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:57 AM

19. Rid the state of vermin..

Not only should Michigan declare that war, but all the other red states. Especially the right-to-work-for-less states. These poor residents don't even have a clue of what is about to transpire against them. It won't take long until they figure it out and I hope they can all get back the decent life they were promised, the life they USED to have. But as long as there's a republicon owned state, it's not going to happen. So get rid of the vermin and vote in the dems on every level.

FYI - There are no progressive republicons, but there are conservative democrats....

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:54 PM

6. Poor Michigan

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 04:59 PM

7. I sure hope the Michigan GOP are jumping the shark here

Snyder won office in part because he convinced people - even the Detroit Free Press editorial board - that he was a "moderate" and wouldn't support teh crazies. Now they're doubling down on divisive legislation in the lame duck session, and while it may take a while to roll back some of these laws, if I'm an "independent" voter in Michigan it's going to be a long, long time before I take at face value any GOP claims that sound like "trust me, I'm no extremist."

So while it looks bad right now, this could really be the seed for the complete collapse of GOP power at the state level within a few years.

I hope!

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:00 PM

8. This is the bone GOP throws its religious voters to get them to defend a fascist economic agenda

Working class GOP voters will once again stand against their own economic interests because cynical GOP strategists know how to use religious divisions.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:14 PM

11. It is always a way to get an abortion.

Cross the state line, back streets, self abortions, et al. The cycle continues.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:19 PM

12. Angry rec.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:37 PM

13. Again, bye bye MI gop.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:26 PM

14. When delusion overrides reason, you get shit like this. nt

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:15 PM

15. Apparently these reps were voted in by the people of Michigan.

I couldn't live in a state where my neighbor probably supports this kind of crap.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:21 PM

16. the price of sitting out the 2010 elections continues to rise

Will the people of Michigan be able to remember this steaming serving of shit on a shingle in 2014? Let's hope so.

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Response to 0rganism (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 09:07 AM

24. Ding, ding! Lesson learned??

You have that 100% correct. Let's hope the lesson takes effect permanently.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:14 PM

17. Wait, does this mean full ceremonial funeral rites/caskets for used tampons and pads? NT :(

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:34 AM

18. To all those lurking independents....

who think there are no differences between the parties:
How is that working out for you in MI?

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:14 AM

21. There's one state I'll never visit.

EVER.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:42 AM

22. MM said on Ed show tonight he is recruiting candidate(s) to replace this POS

I hope he can and does.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 08:33 AM

23. GRRRRR!!!

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