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Genesee County, state officials call anti-abortion bill threat to women’s rights

July 11, 2012

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Michigan Live, July 11, 2012 by Roberto Acosta MUNDY TOWNSHIP, MI — Genesee County and state officials voiced concerns a package of bills they said threatens women’s reproductive rights during a roundtable discussion at the Holiday Inn Gatway Center Wednesday evening. Among the speakers including state Rep. Charles Smiley, D-Burton, Burton Councilwoman Ellen Ellenburg and […]

Muskegon lawmaker explains how anti-abortion bill will affect Muskegon families

June 17, 2012

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Michigan Live, June 17, 2012 by Paula Holmes-Greeley On June 14, the Muskegon Chronicle printed an article entitled “Anti-abortion bill approved by state House” written by Tim Martin of the MLive Lansing Bureau. It did not in any way explain the gravity of HB 5711 and its effect on the women of this state, their […]

Five Reasons Why Michigan’s Anti-Abortion Bill Is The Nation’s Worst

June 13, 2012

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Think Progress, June 13, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle The Michigan House has passed HB 5711, the nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion bill that combines some of the worst attacks on women’s access to abortion care into one bill. The massive 45-page, Republican-backed legislation limits when a woman could have an abortion and puts a greater, […]

In Michigan, the War on Women is a Bipartisan Effort

June 12, 2012

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RH Reality Check, June 12, 2012 by Angi Becker Stevens There has been much talk recently about the war on women, and for good reason — the onslaught of anti-choice legislation authored, sponsored, and voted into law by the far right this past year. But it’s important to recognize that the GOP does not have […]

Michigan’s Abortion HB 5711 is NOT as bad as Jezebel and HuffPo make it out to be

June 9, 2012

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Motley News & Photos Blog, June 9, 2012 I am irritated, disgusted and very disappointed in two website articles posted a day apart with pretty much the same information and opinions. Huffington Posts, “Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, ‘Most Extreme’ In The Country, Barrels Through State House” and Jezebel’s, “Michigan’s Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill Leads the Nation in […]

One Among Many Women Whose Stories Michigan Lawmakers Don’t Want Us to Hear

June 8, 2012

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RH Reality Check, June 8, 2012 by Angi Becker Stevens When she was pregnant with her second child, Jenni Lane of Ann Arbor, MI, was given a routine ultrasound at 18 weeks. Jenni, her husband, and their young daughter were delighted to learn they would be adding a baby boy to their family. But later […]

The Worst Attack on Women’s Health in Michigan History

June 6, 2012

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ACLU of Michigan, June 6, 2012 by Angi Becker Stevens Last Thursday, Republican Representative Bruce Rendon introduced HB 5711, a piece of legislation that takes every attack on women’s health in Michigan and combines them into the greatest assault on reproductive rights in Michigan history. This dangerous attack is moving rapidly and is scheduled to go […]