Mich. Lawmakers Approve ‘Partial-Birth’ Abortion Ban

LANSING (WWJ/AP) – A proposed state-level ban on a procedure opponents call “partial birth” abortion is getting final approval in the Republican-led Michigan Legislature.

A key bill in the proposal was approved by the House by a 75-34 vote Wednesday. The Senate approved the bill by a 29-9 vote, sending the measure to Republican Gov. Rick Snyder.

The measures are backed mostly by Republicans with support from some Democrats.

Michigan lawmakers have tried to enact a state-level ban multiple times in recent years without success because of vetoes from then-Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and court rulings.

Snyder succeeded Granholm in January and is likely to sign the bill if it’s consistent with a federal law that already bans the late-term procedure.

Critics of the law say that the ban makes the state proposal redundant. Executive Director Renee Chelian of  Northland Family Planning Centers called the bill a “waste of taxpayer dollars.” (More on this, here).

Doctors will not be in violation of the new law if they believed the procedure is necessary to save the life of a mother.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/10/12/snyder-oks-ban-on-%e2%80%98partial-birth%e2%80%99-abortion-procedure/ Snyder OKs Ban On ‘Partial-Birth’ Abortion Procedure « CBS Detroit

    […] The bill landed on Snyder’s desk after passing by a 75-34 vote in the House and a 29-9 vote in the Senate. The Snyder administration plans to formally file the measure with the Office of the Great Seal on Wednesday. […]

  • http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/02/11/anti-abortion-proposals-await-votes-in-michigan/ Anti-Abortion Proposals Await Votes In Michigan « CBS Detroit

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