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Snyder signs anti-abortion omnibus bill, drastically reducing women’s reproductive options, and driving even more educated young women from Michigan

Well, it looks like Governor Snyder did what many of us were fearing that he’d do… This afternoon, while most of us were at home, enjoying the holidays with our families, he signed the anti-abortion omnibus bill into law. The following is from the Daily Beast. Michigan women will face new obstacles to legal abortion […]

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It’s possible that Michigan could be left with only one abortion facility if Governor Snyder signs the bills currently on his desk…. Call his office, and tell your friends today!

As we’ve discussed here before, among the proposed new laws put on Governor Snyder’s desk during the lame duck session of the Michigan legislature, was a package of anti-abortion bills known collectively as the 5711 omnibus. This package, if passed, in addition to stopping doctors from using telemedicine to care for women looking to terminate […]

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Protecting us from the nonexistent threat of Sharia Law, putting guns in classrooms, restricting reproductive health care access for women, and resurrecting an Emergency Manager law that the people of Michigan have already said no to… these are the new priorities of our legislators in Lansing

Do you remember, a week or so ago, when we were discussing the anti-abortion omnibus bill (HB 5711), often referred to in the national press as “the country‚Äôs most restrictive anti-abortion bill“? Well, it passed the Michigan Senate today, and, after a quick trip back to the House, where a few edits need to be […]

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The War on Women makes its way to Michigan

I had the opportunity to hear Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, speak earlier this evening. She ended her speech by reminding people that, 96 years ago, Margaret Sanger was arrested for handing out information on birth control to poor, immigrant women in Brooklyn. Richards then mentioned that, last month alone, some 4.4 million […]

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