Excellent news from Michigan. From the Detroit News:
A deeply divided Michigan House on Wednesday approved new regulations for abortion providers after passionate floor debate on the issue.
House Republicans will not hold votes on two other abortion bills, including a controversial ban on most abortions after 20 weeks with a narrow exception for the mother’s life.
“We decided not to take that up right now so we can discuss the legislation further,” said Ari Adler, spokesman for House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall.
Lawmakers want to make sure the proposed ban after 20 weeks of pregnancy — which doesn’t include an exception for rape, incest or fetal anomaly — is constitutional, Adler said.
The legislation that was passed requires more medical malpractice insurance for abortion providers who have lost two lawsuits, dictates how to dispose of aborted fetal remains, mandates abortion clinics become licensed surgical centers and prohibits doctors from prescribing the RU-486 abortion bill through an online service.
The bill also makes it criminal to coerce a woman into having an abortion.
“Even taking emotion out of the equation, this package (of bills) is good policy,” said Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, the sponsor of omnibus legislation, House Bill 5711.
The House approved the omnibus abortion regulations bill 70-39 on mostly partisan lines with six pro-life Democrats crossing over to vote with the GOP majority.
Democratic representatives voting for the bill were Charles Brunner of Bay City, Paul Clemente of Lincoln Park, Bob Constan of Dearborn Heights, George Darany of Dearborn, Richard LeBlanc of Westland andLesia Liss of Warren. Rep. Harvey Santana, D-Detroit, was absent from the vote.
House Republicans had fast-tracked the abortion bill to floor to hold a vote before they adjourn Thursday for the Legislature’s summer recess.
Critics said the bill could lead to the shut down of abortion clinics and restrict access to other pregnancy services.
“The goal of this bill, let’s face it, is to close the clinics” and force obstetricians out of state, said state Rep. Dian Slavens, D-Canton. “That’s not good for women.”
Rep. Deb Shaughnessy, R-Charlotte, said the bills would ensure the remains of aborted fetuses don’t end up in landfills…
Typical response from the feminists who tolerate gendercide.