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Excerpt: "While recently we've seen Virginia require abortion providers to follow unnecessary and burdensome regulations, Oklahoma ban safe, evidence-based uses of medications to perform early, non surgical abortions, and Georgia and Arizona ban abortions during a time in pregnancy when a woman might find out something has gone seriously wrong, Michigan politicians are attempting to do all three - and more - with one vote."

The war on women. (photo illustration: ACLU)
The war on women. (photo illustration: ACLU)



Michigan's War on Women Hits Dangerous New Low

By Kary Moss, ACLU

11 June 12

 

t seems that Michigan politicians are hell-bent on making the cliché "when the country catches a cold, Michigan gets pneumonia" a reality.

For proof, look no further than the more than 50 pages that make up a three-bill package: HB 5711, HB 5712, HB 5713. This legislative behemoth is on a fast track in our State House of Representatives, and will make safe abortion services virtually inaccessible to Michigan women.

While recently we've seen Virginia require abortion providers to follow unnecessary and burdensome regulations, Oklahoma ban safe, evidence-based uses of medications to perform early, non surgical abortions, and Georgia and Arizona ban abortions during a time in pregnancy when a woman might find out something has gone seriously wrong, Michigan politicians are attempting to do all three - and more - with one vote.

This sweeping and unprecedented assault on women endangers nearly all aspects of reproductive health care by trying to shut down health centers that provide abortion services. Doctors have come out against this legislation in droves because they know that medicine, not politics, should dictate how they treat their patients.

Denying women access to basic health care is not only offensive and wrong, it is out of touch. This year, people in Michigan and all over the country, have made it clear that we don't want politicians restricting access to woman's health care.

But politicians in Michigan haven't gotten the message. They seem more determined than ever to interfere with private medical decisions. Let the governor know: we This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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+18 # Chuck H. 2012-06-11 09:47
This can't be true. Yhe Republicans are not waging a war on women..so they claim.
 
 
+19 # Alice W 2012-06-11 10:06
The first step to giving women protection under the US Constitution is to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Without it any qroup can be singled out for attack by zealots. These are dangerous times. Please sign the MoveOn.org petition to ratify the ERA
http://tinyurl.com/ca9kv7d and pass it on.
 
 
+14 # shraeve 2012-06-11 11:51
The failure to ratify the ERA in 1982 marked the beginning of our descent into the second dark ages.
 
 
+12 # Regina 2012-06-11 10:59
The Republicans, who want to digress from exposure as the party of do-nothing (in order to make Obama fail), have uncorked an old obsession, a War Against Women. That gets them double credit with the religious overlords, and maintains the fiction that they are earning their salaries and perks. The Republican Governors' Association is right in line, state by state, each striving to one-up the rest, seeing this as a leg-up for a future national election. Michigan is but the latest copy-cat in this menagerie.
 
 
+19 # angelfish 2012-06-11 11:09
Unless and until these Bozos ALL get Medical Degrees, they have NO business deciding ANY Woman's Health Issue! How DARE they presume to know MORE than the woman's own Physician? Would they like THEIR or their Loved ones Medical Issues decided by some Boob in Washington or would they rather have a Licensed Medical Professional in on the treatment plan? STOP the Insanity! WHERE have the sensible, reasonable people gone in our Political Communities? We are NOT some Third World Gulag! ...or, ARE we?
 
 
+5 # jwb110 2012-06-11 11:37
Maybe this will create a mass migration of women not only to other states, where it will only be a matter of time before the same policies reach them, but other countries. The poor managed to migrate during the Great Depression. With a little grit they can do the same now or invest in vibrators and dump their husbands.
 
 
+15 # panhead49 2012-06-11 12:05
Can't help but wonder if this War on Women has something to do with the race of babies being born now. Read lots of lamenting about white no longer being the majority of babies being born. Have the feeling that the f@#$tards that vote on these issues haven't figured out that lack of choice knows no color boundaries.
 
 
+2 # Glen 2012-06-11 13:33
panhead, you brought up a pertinent point. Citizens probably have not considered race, but we can count on legislators and political choreographers to see into the future and plan for further manipulation of in country people possibly mucking up their governing plans.

Do you mind if I quote your post?
 
 
+3 # Majikman 2012-06-11 20:40
Panhead, now that you mention it...I've gotten racist e-mails from the retards about just that issue. They are panic stricken that whitey will not be a majority in the near future.
 
 
+3 # dick 2012-06-11 15:33
MichiGOPers want to be dead certain that Dems carry the MITTen state in Nov. Hopefully, they will alienate AT LEAST 60% of the voting population, some for generations. If real egalitarians would actually send $$ & vote, these cavemen could be sent back to Neanderthal NAHS CAR races from before we had wheels. Tough sleddin'.
 
 
+4 # jammer5 2012-06-12 08:03
Women voting republican have little to no respect for their own gender. You can bet if states can figure out a way to remove women from owning property, etc., they'll do it.
 

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