Something new is starting to happen. The last two months have hosted a collection of headlines where one group has stepped up in active support of the rights of another group. Any movement – whether old or new – has only succeeded when actively embraced by allies beyond the most targeted group. What are the possibilities of this new road we’re walking down? What does it mean for all of us to “build that circle of our common safety that all of us deserve”?
Michigan’s “super-bill” of abortion restrictions has activists marching on Lansing, urging lawmakers to support or reject the proposal.
Michigan House Democratic floor leader Kate Segal and Planned Parenthood of Michigan respond to the anti-choice “super-bill,” quickly becoming known as one of the most extreme pieces of anti-choice legislation in the country.
Rendon’s HB 5711 is the first bill in the state to roll so many abortion restrictions into one package, threatening to create serious barriers to abortion access for both abortion-seeking women and abortion providers in one fell swoop.
Over a dozen pieces of proposed extreme anti-choice legislation are currently at various stages of being passed into Michigan law. From personhood to ultrasounds, fetal pain bills to provider regulations, the proposed legislation in Michigan seems to represent every variety of anti-choice tactic we’ve witnessed in state legislations across the country in recent months.
The passage of a bill would require women be for signs of coercion before they terminate a pregnancy.
While there has been much fury recently over Virginia’s recently proposed transvaginal ultrasound bill, other states’ anti-choice lawmakers have chosen the equally unacceptable route of psychological—rather than physical—violation of women.
At least the donations would go to a group that actually exists.
Eaton County Circuit Judge Calvin Oosterhaven has issued a temporary restraining order against two Michigan abortion clinics that are charged with practicing medicine as an unlawfully-formed corporation.
A Michigan law meant to regulate products of conception post-abortion will likely force victims of miscarriage to immediately decide what to “do with the baby.”