Tag: Abortion

Medical students and legislators push to keep politicians out of healthcare decisions

Medical students and legislators push to keep politicians out of healthcare decisions

Lawmakers don’t belong in the exam room, especially when they’re legislating against safe, legal procedures. Would you want a politician or special interest lobbyist standing in the exam room while you and your doctor discuss the best, safest medical care for you and your family? Of course not. But that’s exactly what some Michigan Republicans are trying to do, especially […]

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Michigan House committee approves bills to criminalize safe abortion method

Michigan House committee approves bills to criminalize safe abortion method

Right to Life-backed bills would legislate substandard care for pregnant women by making a legal procedure illegal. With their non-solution to road funding as a prime example, Michigan Republicans keep proving they’re not very good legislators. They’d make even worse doctors — especially since none of them have medical licenses. But that’s not stopping them from playing doctor. Legislation that […]

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ACTION: Michigan House committee expected to vote on abortion method ban Nov. 10

ACTION: Michigan House committee expected to vote on abortion method ban Nov. 10

Tell the committee not to criminalize the safest method of abortion for women after 14 weeks of pregnancy. Some Michigan lawmakers think they know better than doctors what method of abortion is best for women. With two critical bills up for a committee vote on Tuesday, November 10th, the time to be heard is now. The House Criminal Justice Committee […]

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Get the facts on the safe abortion method some Michigan legislators want to ban

Get the facts on the safe abortion method some Michigan legislators want to ban

When it comes to healthcare, decisions should be left to women and their doctors — not legislators. Every story has at least two sides, but in the case of the October 13 meeting of the Michigan House Criminal Justice Committee, one side stuck to facts while the other focused on ideology. And when the topic is the health and safety […]

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PETITION: Tell the Justice Department that homegrown domestic terrorism against women’s health clinics must end

PETITION: Tell the Justice Department that homegrown domestic terrorism against women’s health clinics must end

8 clinic workers murdered. 17 attempted murders of clinic workers since 1991. 6,900+ reported acts of violence including bombings, arsons, death threats, and assaults since 1977. 19,000+ reported acts of disruption, including bomb threats, hate mail, and harassing calls since 1977. This is the face of domestic terrorism in the United States of America, most of it perpetrated by people […]

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Attacks on Planned Parenthood continue despite no evidence of illegal activity

Attacks on Planned Parenthood continue despite no evidence of illegal activity

Between a nationwide protest on Saturday and a pledge from lawmakers to keep digging for evidence of wrongdoing, the healthcare organization faces ongoing scrutiny. Facts are facts, but opponents of Planned Parenthood won’t let a little thing like the truth get in their way. Instead, they’d rather keep wasting taxpayer resources and harassing patients seeking legal healthcare services. As Chris […]

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Michigan legislators seek to outlaw safest abortion method for many women

Michigan legislators seek to outlaw safest abortion method for many women

By dictating decisions that should be strictly between a woman and her doctor, Republicans could put women’s health at risk. In yet another shameful intrusion into women’s personal decisions about their health and their lives, Republicans in the Michigan House want to outlaw the safest form of abortion performed after 14 weeks. On Tuesday, October 13 at 9 a.m., the […]

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Michigan GOP lawmaker: Planned Parenthood provides sex education for kids to drum up more abortion business

Michigan GOP lawmaker: Planned Parenthood provides sex education for kids to drum up more abortion business

This past week my pal Amy Kerr-Hardin posted a now-viral piece at Democracy Tree titled “Michigan Lawmakers Propose Bill to Prevent Practicing Condom Use on Bananas“. She was writing about new legislation introduced by Republican Tom Hooker, H.B. 4883, that would, in part, prevent sex education teachers from allowing students to practice using condoms in class. The pertinent section she […]

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Planned Parenthood invites Carly Fiorina to visit a Michigan clinic for “an honest debate” without “totally false claims”

Planned Parenthood invites Carly Fiorina to visit a Michigan clinic for “an honest debate” without “totally false claims”

At the Republican debate this past week, Carly Fiorina attacked Planned Parenthood with an earnest ferocity that got a LOT of attention. She did it, however, by telling completely fabricated lie. Anyone who has watched this videotape, I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully-formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking […]

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Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus unveils legislation to improve birth control access

Michigan Progressive Women’s Caucus unveils legislation to improve birth control access

Legislation aims to prevent unintended pregnancies and improve women’s access to essential healthcare services. No matter where you stand on a woman’s right to choose, everybody wants to see fewer unintended pregnancies and abortions. Because we know that abstinence education doesn’t work — after all, biology is what it is, and people are inclined to have sex when given the […]

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Democrats reintroduce legislation to repeal Michigan’s controversial abortion law

Democrats reintroduce legislation to repeal Michigan’s controversial abortion law

Sponsors call the law “cruel and unnecessary” and are fighting to restore women’s full access to healthcare. In 2013, Michigan made national news — and not in a good way — for passing a law that forces women to buy additional health insurance for necessary medical care during a miscarriage or abortion, even in cases of rape and when the […]

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