Sorta like gerrymandering, when you think of it
As I wrote about in my now-viral piece “Michigan about to require women to buy “rape insurance” based on petition signed by 4.2% of voters”, a new law will likely go into effect in the near future in Michigan that will require women to plan ahead for their abortions — even if they are the result of rape or incest or an accident — and buy a special rider if they want their health insurance to cover it.
Turns out that, despite the fact that a scant 4.2% of voters in Michigan are responsible for making this a law, more voters in Michigan oppose it than support it :
About 47 percent of likely voters oppose an effort by Right to Life of Michigan to ban insurers and employers from covering abortion procedures in basic health insurance plans, while 41 percent said they support the initiative and 13 percent were undecided, according to the poll, whose numbers were rounded up. The poll commissioned by the bipartisan public relations firm Lambert, Edwards & Associates had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
In a July poll, 50 percent of likely voters said they opposed the initiative, while 42 percent said they were in favor of requiring women to purchase additional insurance to cover abortions.
Just so we’re clear on THAT.