Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Michigan House Approves Onerous Abortion Clinic Regulations
The Detroit News: Michigan House OKs new abortion regulations, by Chad Livengood:
A deeply divided Michigan House on Wednesday approved new regulations for abortion providers after passionate floor debate on the issue.
House Republicans will not hold votes on two other abortion bills, including a controversial ban on most abortions after 20 weeks with a narrow exception for the mother's life. . . .
See also: The Huffington Post: Michigan Abortion Bill HB5711 Creates Controversy Before Thursday House Vote, by David Sands:
A massive omnibus abortion bill expected to soon go up for a vote in the Michigan House is stirring up emotions on both sides of the debate.
Backers are portraying the legislation as an effort to protect women, but opponents are saying such language is a smokescreen to pass a law that could effectively ban abortion in the state. . . .