Michigan Close To Passing Partial-Birth Abortion Ban
Michigan is close to passing a ban on “partial-birth abortions,” which is unnecessary both because the procedure is already banned at the federal level and because the term “partial-birth abortion” is inaccurate anyway.
According to the AP, Michigan conservatives have been trying to pass the partial-birth abortion ban for a while, but were stymied by a Democratic governor. Now that Republican Gov. Rick Snyder (pictured) is in office, they’re trying again — and they’ll probably succeed. Bills banning the procedure have just passed the state House and Senate, and need to be reconciled before they reach the governor, who is likely to sign the final bill. The House and Senate versions do not include exceptions for the health of the mother, or for cases of rape or incest. They do provide an exception if the procedure is needed to save the mother’s life.