A bill headed to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk would require abortion clinics to meet the same rigorous standards as outpatient surgical centers that use anesthesia — requirements that critics say could limit safe access to abortions.
Gov. Rick Snyder is "still looking very hard" at controversial legislation that would require licensing of health care facilities that perform abortions.
The Michigan Senate has passed abortion legislation that would require physicians to determine if a woman was coerced into having an abortion.
Legislation that could limit access to abortion -- several measures that shot through Thursday in a chaotic day in Lansing -- drew sharp criticism Friday from Michigan residents who said the proposals run roughshod over women's rights and could allow doctors to pick and choose patients based on r
Health plans participating in Michigan's "Obamacare" health exchange could not cover elective abortions unless the coverage is offered as a separate optional rider purchased by women, under legislation that won approval mostly along party lines Thursday in the state Senate.
Michigan would become the first state in the nation to grant tax exemptions for fetuses under legislation considered by a House committee on Tuesday.
There was less than 24 hours notice for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the omnibus abortion bill chaired by Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge), but Planned Parenthood and other activists crowded the event today, necessitating an overflow room.
Two House Democrats were banned from speaking on the floor during today's session following comments Wednesday House leaders deemed offensive during debate of a bill altering requirements and regulations placed on abortion clinics.
Proposed laws in Michigan restricting abortions, requiring screening for coercion and adding regulations for abortion clinics are drawing national attention as they await a vote on the House floor.
The Michigan House is considering a package of bills designed to restrict and regulate abortion practices that backers consider common-sense reforms and critics say are contradictory and already covered by state laws.