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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 08:21 PM

 

Michigan Senate Passes Gigantic Monster Anti-Choice Bill

http://jezebel.com/5967939/michigan-senate-passes-gigantic-monster-of-an-anti+abortion-bill



The Michigan Senate just voted to pass HB 5711 — one of the country's most extreme and wide-reaching anti-choice measures, which is really saying a lot — by a 27-10 vote, with immediate effect. They added some revisions, which means the bill has to return to the House (which will probably approve it quicker than you can say "transvaginal ultrasound") before it's ready for Governor Rick Snyder's signature.

Remember that time Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum dared utter the word "vagina" during a debate about vaginas and were thus barred by House leadership? All that hullabaloo was about this 45-page bill, which would, among other restrictions, ban the use of telemedicine abortions — crucial for women who live in rural, under-served areas — and impose a bevy of unnecessary physical plant requirements on abortion providers, including minimum doorway sizes and minimum square footage (because every self-respecting patient cares about the spaciousness of her doctor's office) that could shut down almost every clinic in the state.

21 out of Michigan's 83 counties already lack a single OB/GYN, so this bill will make it that more difficult for the state's women to gain access to healthcare. This could get real bad, real fast.

Last week, the Senate prepared for today's women-hating entrée with a delectable assortment of anti-choice appetizers/bundle of anti-abortion bills, including SB 0975, a "conscience objection" bill which would give hospitals and other health care centers the right to deny services that aren't in line with their personal religious beliefs unless the patient/sinner in question is literally dying. The House is debating the bills now.

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Fuckers.

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Starry Messenger Dec 2012 OP
putitinD Dec 2012 #1
sufrommich Dec 2012 #2
Kath1 Dec 2012 #3
stevenleser Dec 2012 #4
Ohio Joe Dec 2012 #5

Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:18 PM

1. Snyder is the one going to need an abortion when we get through with him

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 06:34 AM

2. I weep for my state. The inmates have taken

over the asylum.

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 04:03 PM

3. Ugh!

What the hell is going on in Michigan?

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Response to Kath1 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:22 AM

4. People are learning why local and state elections should be taken seriously and why you cannot vote

for what seems like a reasonable Republican for any level of office. I talked about this bill and Michigan in general during my show last Sunday. Its the second segment after the Newtown segment at 18:47. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lesersense/2012/12/17/making-sense-with-steve-leser--week-in-review

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Response to Starry Messenger (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 04:51 PM

5. Why would anyone think there is a war on women...

"21 out of Michigan's 83 counties already lack a single OB/GYN"

I agree... Fuckers.

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