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Abortion bills reappear in Michigan Legislature

Jon Harrison

It took six weeks into the new year, but abortion opponents in the state Legislature introduced several bills last week to advance their cause.

Identical bills introduced in the House and Senate would prohibit the state from contracting with any agency that provides abortions as part of their mission. That would affect agencies such as Planned Parenthood, which the state contracts with to provide health care services, but not abortions, for  women.

It has been illegal to use state taxpayer dollars for abortions since the 1980s and the legislation introduced by Republicans will make sure that no state dollars will go to agencies such as Planned Parenthood even if the dollars are used for health care services other than abortions.

For the full article, see Kathleen Gray, "Abortion bills reappear in Michigan Legislature", Detroit Free Press, Feb. 18, 2017


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