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Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:11 PM

Michigan lawmakers approve key parts of hardline anti-abortion law package

Source: The Guardian

Paul Harris in New York
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 13 June 2012 23.12 BST

Michigan lawmakers have voted in favour of key parts of anti-abortion laws that pro-choice campaigners claim could shut down most abortion clinics in the state.

The state's House of Representatives voted by 70 to 39 in favour of the main new piece of proposed legislation on Wednesday, with two more bills still awaiting votes. The law is now set to move to the state's Senate in September and is likely to put Michigan are the forefront of America's battle over abortion rights.

The move has been described as one of the most hardline recent attempts at passing anti-abortion legislation in America and its backers have been accused of rushing the process forward without adequate public hearings.

The package of bills as a whole aims to introduce tough new insurance and licensing requirements for clinics and ban abortions that take place more than 20 weeks after conception, except for when it might save a woman's life. It also wants to regulate the use of abortion pill Mifepristone and set new guidelines for the disposal of a foetus. However, the bill covering the 20 weeks issue has not yet been voted on.

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Eugene Jun 2012 OP
Bozita Jun 2012 #1
FrodosPet Jun 2012 #2
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2012 #9
FrodosPet Jun 2012 #11
Iliyah Jun 2012 #3
BBGC Jun 2012 #4
blue_onyx Jun 2012 #5
Bozita Jun 2012 #6
magic59 Jun 2012 #7
FrodosPet Jun 2012 #8
erinlough Jun 2012 #10

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:31 PM

1. GOPers voted unanimously. SIX so-called Dems voted with them.

http://www.freep.com/article/20120613/NEWS06/120613071/ban-abortion-Michigan-House?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


Detroit lawmaker calls for sex boycott as Michigan House approves anti-abortion bill
6:30 PM, June 13, 2012
By Kathleen Gray
Detroit Free Press


LANSING — All 64 Republicans and six Democrats in the state House joined forces Wednesday to approve sweeping anti-abortion legislation.

The bill would increase insurance and regulations on abortion clinics, regulate the disposal of fetal remains, prohibit the use of teleconferences to prescribe abortion medication and make it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion.


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Michigan Catholic Conference Policy Advocate Rebecca Mastee said “holding clinics to minimum standards and working to protect the more than 60% of women who are coerced into having an abortion should not be controversial if the safety of women is of concern.”

The six Democrats who voted for the bill were Charles Brunner of Bay City, Paul Clemente of Lincoln Park, Bob Constan of Dearborn Heights, George Darany of Dearborn, Richard LeBlanc of Westland and Lesia Liss of Warren.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 09:41 PM

2. Hideous EXCEPT the coersion part

When a woman WANTS her baby, and some slime ball coerces her into an abortion, dirtball needs to do some time.

Choice Ave is a two way street.

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 02:53 PM

9. Yeah, women are being forced...

 

To have abortions all the time

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:27 PM

11. You think they aren't?

You have so much respect for the male gender that you do believe that husbands and boyfriends never force a woman to have an abortion when she wanted to keep the child, just like some would do the opposite - carry a child she does not want?

Or are you scared that acknowledging this would jeopardize freedom of choice, so these women need to take one for the team?

A woman's CHOICE is hers, even if you don't like that choice.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 10:22 PM

3. GOP just love my stuff between

my legs so much they want to control it.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 10:34 PM

4. WTF is going on in Michigan

First I hear they are trying to go right to work, and now electoral-vote.com is showing they are possibly going republican?

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Response to BBGC (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 10:47 PM

5. electoral-vote.com based its...

lean Republican ranking on one poll from EPIC-MRA. EPIC-MRA is the only polling firm to find Romney leading in MI in the last 2 years. All other polls show Obama leading.

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Response to BBGC (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 11:09 PM

6. Maybe electoral-vote.com based its poll on tree growth in Michigan?



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Response to BBGC (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 12:04 AM

7. Michigan is a fascist state

 

Corporations taking over schools, parks and prisons. Local elections mean nothing. Its a sham, a stink hole of the world. Crime is up, taxes (on people) are up. They did legalize firecrackers though, now every city and town sounds like Baghdad. Its a good place to stay away from.

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Response to magic59 (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 11:35 AM

8. Please! Feel free to stay away (or move away)

It's my home, so I will do my best to love and protect Michigan.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:13 PM

10. what is happening in Michigan is

the systematic destruction of a Blue state. It is tragic and very scary and there has been nothing progressives in the state have been able to do about it. Michigan is my home, and will be my home after these creatures are gone or subdued.

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