Saying University of Michigan officials "basically thumb their nose" at an embryonic stem cell research reporting requirement, state Rep. Bill Rogers insists the university should be penalized for doing so.
A package of bills that would make it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion is headed to the state Senate after clearing the Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
The package was approved 3-0, with state Sen. Steven Bieda, D-Warren, passing on voting.
For State Sen. Rick Jones, it's personal when it comes to a series of bills that would protect pregnant women from being coerced into having an abortion.
Abortion providers operate with minimal or no state oversight in Michigan, resulting in widespread violation of requirements for ensuring patient safety, the disposal of medical waste and patient privacy, according to a report by Right to Life of Michigan presented Thursday to a state Senate subc
Rallied by the approval last fall of a state law banning so-called "partial birth" abortion, Michigan abortion opponents are pushing for more in 2012 — from a "Choose Life" fundraising license plate to a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Legislation introduced in the Michigan House would generally prohibit doctors from performing abortions after a woman's 20th week of pregnancy. The legislation introduced last week by Republican Rep.
Michigan could join several other states that allow motorists to purchase "Choose Life" specialty license plates.
Asking women to pay for extra health insurance covering abortions in advance won't work because the procedures typically are in response to unplanned pregnancies, representatives from pro-choice groups told a state Senate Committee.
In the wake of an Eaton County abortion clinic's Dumpster scandal, the state Senate passed a package of bills Oct. 20 to ensure the "dignified disposition of fetal remains."
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette asked an Eaton County court Monday to shutter abortion clinics in Lansing and Saginaw that he said have been operating in violation of state law.