Editorial: Michigan voters can show the country how to protect abortion rights
As Congress debates amendments like “the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” “the Heartbeat Bill” and “the Health Care Freedom Act,” a national conversation is growing across the nation about how to protect reproductive rights and the health of women and their children.
We must listen to women’s experiences.
In Michigan we have seen how lawmakers have become the target of anti-abortion extremism.
Michigan is currently drafting bills for new anti-abortion bills — bills such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the Health Care Freedom Act and the Heartbeat Bill — bills that, if enacted, would place a full ban on abortion in our state.
We call on Republican leaders across Michigan to drop these pieces of anti-women’s health legislation and instead work on other issues like equal pay, equal protection for women and more funding for public education, which could save women and children from devastating health problems.
Voters in Michigan can protect reproductive rights
Let’s end the politics in Washington DC and protect the rights of women in our state.
We’ve had enough of the legislative battle to kill the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the House and Senate — in the state Senate, the bill was stopped in its tracks at the legislative filibuster and is expected to have the support of only seven of 24 Democrats.
While the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill, the Senate floor is still to be read — and even if passed, it could face a House vote.
We have also had enough of the back and forth between Democratic leaders in the State House and Senate that have resulted in dozens of amendments never being considered during the regular legislative session.
It’s been over 3,000 days and we’re sick of this political theater.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act