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Michigan Legislature to vote to ban abortion procedure

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature is poised to vote to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, pushing ahead with legislation that would likely be vetoed by Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

The bills up for votes Tuesday would prohibit physicians from performing a dilation and evacuation abortion except to save a woman’s life. The procedure, which anti-abortion advocates call “dismemberment,” was used in 1,777, or 6.7%, of abortions in Michigan in 2017.

With Whitmer expected to veto the measures if they reach her desk, Right to Life is preparing to launch an identical citizens’ initiative that could be enacted by lawmakers without her signature. Abortion-rights supporters say the legislation is unconstitutional.

Courts have blocked bans on the procedure in other states, and the issue ultimately may be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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6 comments

  • Iamct01

    You would need a huge welfare program to get me to back bans. You also have to care about babies after they are born, especially the unwanted ones.

    • On It

      Who appointed you to determine life or death? There is only one who determines that. Choices, that He gave, made in this life, have everlasting consequences, even for pompous politicians. Ronald Reagan, ‘I notice that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.’

      • Priscilla

        Leave government out of womens vaginas. Pro-life? More like Anti-Choice. Women will not be second class citizens that are forced to incubate.

    • Kevin Rahe

      Who is more concerned about having to support babies after they’re born? Those who think they should be given that chance or those who think a mother should be permitted to have her child killed before that point?

  • C

    Abortion is most often the favored method of birth control for lazy, irresponsible people. It’s the Democrats’ way. No wonder Whitmer approves of it.

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