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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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Health Groups Urge Synder to Veto Omnibus Anti-Choice “Super Bill”

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder. Photo: Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press.

Last stop for the anti-abortion superbill? The governor’s desk. But will he sign the bill or veto it?

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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 Rushes to Pass Anti-Choice Legislation Before the Year Ends

Photo: MLive via Annarbor.com.

It’s been six months since the Michigan State House voted in favor of HB 5711, the anti-abortion “super bill” considered one of the most extreme in the country. Now that the year is about to come to a close, it appears that the bill is back on the legislature’s agenda, and is expected to be voted on by the Senate as soon as today.

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