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Michigan Legislature Gives Final Approval to “Super-Bill” Overnight

Lawmakers in the Michigan Senate. Photo: Media Freedom International.

Sometime after midnight, the Michiagan House and Senate both voted one last time on HB 5711, giving concurrence to a final version of the bill.

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Michigan Senate Passes HB 5711, Anti-Choice “Super-Bill,” Rejects Screenings for Vasectomies

Senator Rebekah Warren. Photo: A2Politico.

On the Senate floor earlier today, Senator Rebekah Warren—longtime champion of reproductive rights—offered several amendments to the bill, all of which were defeated. Warren argued for the removal of the tele-med ban, pointing out the necessity of tele-medicine access in a state with many rural areas that lack abortion providers.

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Michigan House Passes Portion of Anti-Abortion “Super-Bill”

Protesters of the bill fill the Michigan House. [img src]

The main portion of Michigan’s anti-abortion “super-bill”–HB 5711–passed through the state House easily on Wednesday, by a vote of 70-39. All of the 64 Republican representatives, as well as 6 Democrats, voted in favor of the bill. 

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In Michigan, the War on Women is a Bipartisan Effort

In Michigan, it is clear that the GOP does not have a monopoly on anti-woman legislation. We need keep a close eye on our Democratic legislators as well, and hold them accountable when they vote against women’s health.

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