Michigan governor signs even more pro-abortion legislation

Whitmer, Michigan

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed even more pro-abortion legislation into law on Monday, continuing the state’s quest to become one of the most dangerous for preborn children in the nation.

The legislation signed by Whitmer marks the final stage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), an expansive abortion package championed by Whitmer throughout the legislative year. With the signing, a law requiring women to purchase a special insurance rider before getting an abortion is repealed. According to Fox 2 Detroit, the signing also enacts a bill that will ensure college students receive access to information about their “reproductive health options.”

“This tells women that were raped and became pregnant that they should have thought ahead and bought special insurance for it. By moving forward on this initiative, Senate Republicans want to essentially require Michigan women to plan ahead and financially invest in health care coverage for potentially having their bodies violated and assaulted,” Whitmer claimed upon signing.

“I am proud that in just over 18 months, we have gone from the repeal of Roe v. Wade to expanding reproductive freedom in Michigan with the passage of Proposal 3 and the Reproductive Health Act,” she added.

The signing comes just weeks after Whitmer signed a larger portion of the RHA which puts women at children at risk while bolstering business for abortion facilities. Bills signed at that time include legislation that removed facility health and safety requirements for abortion businesses and a bill that aims to remove the ban on D&X (partial-birth abortion) in the public health code.

The Michigan Catholic Conference decried the RHA’s passage, telling the Washington Examiner that it broadened abortion laws far greater than what voters were promised when the state passed Proposal 3, which established a constitutional “right” to abortion.

“The Reproductive Health Act is an extreme example of what happens when abortion is allowed to become an unlimited and unchallengeable right,” said Rebecca Mastee, policy advocate for the Michigan Catholic Conference, in September.

“The majority of Michiganders support and expect longstanding regulations and limitations on abortion to remain in place, limits that were legal under Roe v. Wade,” she said. “All human life, including the life of a woman seeking an abortion, has inherent value and is worthy of legal protection.”

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