Protests Against Planned Parenthood Held Nationwide To ‘Educate Americans About What Abortion Actually Does’
Protests were held at 14 Michigan sites of Planned Parenthood, part of nationwide protests at 290 locations.
Backers say coerced abortions are a real problem and detractors counter that they already are illegal.
State Democratic Representative Sarah Roberts of St. Clair Shores co-sponsored a bill that would overturn the law.
The new law requires residents or businesses wanting health insurance coverage for abortions to buy extra coverage.
The vast majority of people in this state don’t want this ugly policy. A lot of them are extremely offended by it.”
If lawmakers vote to restrict insurance coverage of abortions in Michigan, it would affect a small number of abortions because the vast majority already are paid for out of pocket.
Michigan abortion foes have collected enough signatures to put a proposal before lawmakers to ban abortion coverage from health plans unless a separate policy is bought.
Right to Life of Michigan says taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for other people’s abortions.
A Washtenaw County man who uses his car to spread an anti-abortion message is suing the city of Ann Arbor and its police chief over what he says is the violation of his free-speech rights.
Supporters say the legislation protects religious freedom and is needed particularly in the wake of the federal health care law mandating employer-provided birth control in their health plans.