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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:40 PM

Michiganís GOP House Speaker Rules Out Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill

Source: TPM

Michigan's House Speaker Jase Bolger (R) on Thursday categorically ruled out legislation introduced by his Republican colleagues to mandate transvaginal ultrasounds for women before having an abortion.

"While I want to be sure women have access to the best technology available, I have absolutely no interest in forcing a woman to have a transvaginal ultrasound," Bolger said in a statement. "This House of Representatives will not pass a bill mandating transvaginal ultrasounds."

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Bolger added: "We must increase the value of life in Michigan because all life is valuable and no life is disposable. No matter a person's beliefs regarding abortions, I hope we in Michigan can come together on goals we can all agree on. Specifically, I hope we can improve pre-natal care. I hope we can increase support for women who may need it if they become unexpectedly pregnant. I hope we can improve and increase adoptions in Michigan. I hope that a woman who becomes unexpectedly pregnant and cannot keep her baby knows she will receive all the support she needs to have that baby and that a Michigan family will be able to quickly adopt, love and raise the child."


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Additional article...

Michigan House Speaker Shuts Down Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/02/07/1558831/michigan-house-speaker-ultrasound/

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Tx4obama Feb 2013 OP
ZRT2209 Feb 2013 #1
Myrina Feb 2013 #21
ck4829 Feb 2013 #2
catbyte Feb 2013 #4
catbyte Feb 2013 #3
knitter4democracy Feb 2013 #12
ReRe Feb 2013 #5
lastlib Feb 2013 #6
MichiganVote Feb 2013 #8
eggplant Feb 2013 #7
catbyte Feb 2013 #15
eggplant Feb 2013 #16
catbyte Feb 2013 #17
eggplant Feb 2013 #18
catbyte Feb 2013 #19
eggplant Feb 2013 #22
maddogesq Feb 2013 #9
mpcamb Feb 2013 #11
freshwest Feb 2013 #10
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #13
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #14
slackmaster Feb 2013 #20

Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:42 PM

1. is our GOP learning?

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 02:25 PM

21. No, they'll just find a way to name it something else, or ...

... add it back to the bill when they think nobody's looking.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:43 PM

2. I'm so glad they solved all their economic problems so they can focus on that, right?

Right?

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Response to ck4829 (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:48 PM

4. Right to Work has been FREAKING AWESOME! We were #41 in jobs last year, now we're #45.

Assholes. Pardon my French.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:47 PM

3. At least that dipshit doesn't have the stones to push that particular horror.

He knows he's on most people's shit lists as it is, but we'll see. I don't trust him as far as I could throw the Ren Cen, though.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:53 PM

12. Just look at some of the bills about schools.

There's so much to fight we're all burned out. The latest I read about was two bills for eliminating the foreign language credits in high school.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 04:53 PM

5. Well...

...thank God someone came to their fucking senses up there.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:25 PM

6. I think Mr. Bolger got burned pretty badly last spring on something similar

His ass must still be smoldering from it...........

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Response to lastlib (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:10 PM

8. Not nearly enuf'. He's a crook and Snyder's a liar. Total leadership failure.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:26 PM

7. it sucks that the best we can hope for in MI is a do-nothing legislature.

and it seems rare to even do that well.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 08:49 AM

15. That's for sure. The Republicans have managed to turn Michigan into North Alabama.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:21 AM

16. We left at the end of 1990.

We couldn't deal with the social repression in west michigan back then. I remember the shools in Allendale arguing over whether the district should be the ones paying for the bibles for prayers. (That would be the public schools.) And people putting up flyers for alternate religion get-togethers (neo-pagans, etc) to lure people to have the shit kicked out of them.

By today's standards, that seems quaint. Now the whole place seems to have gone off the deep end.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #16)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:59 AM

17. I live in Grand Rapids & work at the university situated in Allendale

Being surrounded by the Dutch Mafia and everything in the Grand Rapids area being named after DeVos & VanAndel is beyond tiresome, but I've been fortunate enough to not have kids and to live in a bright blue section of GR that has allowed me to largely ignore the oppressive "Dutch Reformedness" of the area. I still won't read the Grand Rapids Press though, because that is the biggest conservative rag around and isn't even fit to wrap dead fish in or line a bird cage. Actually, it's not quite as oppressive as it seemed in the 1990's, but that's probably due to the ability to take refuge in the Internet and surrounding myself with like-minded friends.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 11:46 AM

18. I graduated from gvsc (c! not u!) in 87

and yes, GR was the place where "going dutch meant nobody pays"

when I would tour friends visiting from out of town, I would show them fours things:
- Meijers
- The Fish Ladder
- The GRFord museum
- The Hall of Free Enterprise (in Ada)

That pretty much summed up GR for me.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:30 PM

19. I started working here in 1981 so maybe we've met! Did you leave before Meijer Gardens opened?

It's off of the East Beltline just north of I-96. It is very beautiful and well done. And not a DeVos or VanAndel in sight. The Hall of Free Enterprise is a real trip, isn't it? I used to work at Eastern Floral and we did the indoor plants for Amway. I remember going in an entry way with portraits of Richard DeVos & Jay VanAndel on opposite walls. There were candle sconces framing the pictures like it was some sort of a shrine or something. It was both creepy and hilarious at the same time. It's something I'd expect to see in a Scientology Center of L. Ron Hubbard or Reverend Moon's place, LOL.

BTW, the GRFord Museum is still around and so is that riveting "Mayaguez Incident" display and timeline on the wall.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #19)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:28 PM

22. My mom taught there for many years in the art department

and I was able to play on campus as a child in the 70s, when it was still "collegeS", before Seidman School of Business was even named -- he hadn't died yet, so the money wasn't in the bank, and there was no way his name was going on the place before the check cleared. She taught at William James back then -- in what is now Lake Superior hall? I never remember which lake was her building. Students and some of the faculty built a big plywood geodesic dome in the parking lot, supposedly they would drop acid in there. One year they made a huge tinkeytoy structure out of 4" PVC piping and huge wooden wheels, and installed it in Eastbrook Mall (!) for the holidays. It was quite the hippy college back then. Nothing like it is today -- current students would be shocked and horrified to learn of the history of the place.

I was only there as a student in 86 and 87 as a commuter, and got my BS. Despite my mom teaching there for decades, Lubbers still mangled the reading of my name at graduation. What a tool.

Let's see, what else. Oh, the athletic building was still a dome -- some students in the 70s painted the nipple pink one year, I think.

No, we left GR before Meijer Gardens opened. I used to work down that way, near 4 mile, I think. Before all of the re-construction in that area.

Where do you work there?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 06:22 PM

9. Just speculating that there may be some horse trading going on.

Snyder announced the budget today, which will include a huge hike in the gas tax and auto reg fees. Methinks the timing of this is just to convenient.

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Response to maddogesq (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:53 PM

11. Or else the threat of passing the legislation was grandstanding

for the mob. It seems like a lot of these bills that border on the ridiculous are for show and to pander to their fringe group support.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 07:00 PM

10. At least Michigan dodged that abomination for a while.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 03:52 AM

14. Kick! n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 01:32 PM

20. Good. Keep government meddlers out of personal medical decisions.

 

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