Fetuses from abortions and miscarriages would be buried humanely and according to the parents' wishes in a bill approved in the state Senate on Thursday.
The state House and Senate each passed bans against "partial-birth abortion" Wednesday but have yet to agree on a version to send to Gov. Rick Snyder for signing.
Medical professionals performing the so-called "partial-birth" abortion procedure could spend two years in prison and be fined up to $50,000 under legislation passed by the Senate and House today.
Gov. Rick Snyder has focused on economic issues since being inaugurated, but it looks like a bill banning so-called "partial-birth" abortion will end up on his desk this fall.
State Senator David Robertson (R-Grand Blanc Twp.) has introduced a bill that would require doctors to offer keepsake ultrasound photos to women who are seeking abortions.
Michigan anti-abortion activists are taking advantage of what they consider the friendliest state government in decades to push legislation that would limit insurance coverage of abortion and tweak other abortion laws.
The decision of Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) to take up partial birth abortion legislation this week has drawn a strong rebuke from a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe).
State Sen. Arlan Meekhof, R-Olive Township, introduced legislation today to ban the practice of partial birth abortion. According to a news release, Senate Bill 160 is modeled after the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 and meets the legal standards upheld by the U.S.
The abortion wars are heating up again. Anti-abortion groups strongly opposed President Obama's health-care overhaul, insisting that the plan's insurance coverage provisions opened the door to public subsidies for abortions.
- State Reps. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge, Joe Haveman of Holland and Bob Genetski of Saugatuck, all Republicans, have sponsored legislation to require doctors and clinics to medically cremate an aborted fetus, or bury it if the parents request it.