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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 01:24 AM

Abortion clinics (in Michigan) could close under new law, both sides agree

Source: Detroit Free Press

Abortion clinics could close under new law, both sides agree
December 30, 2012
By Robin Erb
Detroit Free Press Medical Writer


For all their immense, intense and emotional-filled differences, abortion rights advocates and opponents agree on this: Abortion clinics may close because of a new Michigan law that requires they get a license. But that's where the agreement ends.

Depending on which side you stand on, clinic doors might swing shut either because they can't afford to meet onerous licensing standards or because they endanger women's health.

"What we'll see is that clinics will be brought into compliance or they will close," said Ed Rivet, longtime legislative liaison for Right to Life of Michigan, which issued a report last year of alleged unsanitary and unsafe conditions over several years at Michigan's 32 abortion clinics.

The new law, effective March 31, requires that a provider that "performs 120 or more surgical abortions per year and publicly advertises outpatient abortion services" be licensed as a freestanding outpatient surgical facility.


Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20121230/NEWS06/312300246/Abortion-clinics-could-close-under-new-law-both-sides-agree?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p



The formerly great state of Michigan is about to rename itself as ... MICHISSIPPI.

Rick Snyder is every bit the same kind of snake as Scott Walker, but wearing better camouflage.

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Bozita Dec 2012 OP
heaven05 Dec 2012 #1
knitter4democracy Dec 2012 #2
atreides1 Dec 2012 #3
knitter4democracy Dec 2012 #6
corkhead Dec 2012 #4
knitter4democracy Dec 2012 #5
corkhead Dec 2012 #7
knitter4democracy Dec 2012 #8

Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:05 AM

1. it's

like these damn rethugs just don't care who and HOW MANY they are hurting. God I hate this state. And we have two more years of this type of 50's reactionary white male/religious right mentality war on people of color and women. Well Michiganians bought the lies and there is a no return policy on their votes. Voting against your own self interest. I just don't get it.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:36 AM

2. People never seem to get just how conservative this state really is.

The only reason we swung blue in the presidential election is higher population numbers in a handful of counties. The vast majority of this state is very conservative, right wing, and evangelical/fundamentalist Christian, and it shows in Lansing.

I'm disgusted by our so-called leaders in Lansing. They're just a bunch of thugs.

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Response to knitter4democracy (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 09:56 AM

3. In other words

You're saying that the Xtian Taliban rules the state of Michigan! But the reality is, they are more buffet Xtians, then anything else...they choose what parts of the bible they'll follow, make shit up to justify their bigotry and misogyny, and ignore the parts they don't agree with!



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Response to atreides1 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:04 PM

6. Yup, that's what I'm saying.

Don't get me started.

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Response to knitter4democracy (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:10 PM

4. There are more of us than there are of them. We were gerrymandered because of 2010 turnout.

I don't expect the same in 2014, but the damage has already been done.

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Response to corkhead (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 07:04 PM

5. That didn't help, but seriously, we're still a conservative state.

I live in Battle Creek. We actually voted in a US Rep who's one of the worst/most conservative ones in Congress. This in a supposedly more blue area. If we can elect a jerk like that, it pretty much explains the rest of the state.

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Response to knitter4democracy (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 07:03 AM

7. I know, I am in the same district. We didn't have a serious challenger. Schauer would have won

if he had run again, in spite of how the district was re-cut in 2010. Hopefully in 2014 we'll have someone serious to go up against Walberg that can ride in on Governor Whitmer's coattails.

I'd run myself, but I lack the experience, charisma, funding, time, and most importantly, the money.

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Response to corkhead (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 03:35 PM

8. Schauer could win if he ran again.

Last time, he had wretched staff. Just awful. If he fixed that problem and ran a solid campaign, we'd get rid of Asma or whatever his right-wing ass is called.

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