It sounds like Michigan is trying to join South Carolina and Arizona as totally effing insane. It looks like they’re about to pass one of the most heinous anti-choice laws since transvaginal ultrasounds:
HB 5711 would impose a host of new restrictions on women seeking to terminate a pregnancy — such as requiring doctors to prove that their patients haven’t been “coerced” into having the procedure, limiting abortion access for women in rural areas, and imposing guidelines for disposing of fetal remains in the same way that the state disposes of dead bodies. The legislation also seeks to mandate unnecessarily and complicated regulations that could force the state’s abortion clinics out of business.
And the Republican outreach continues! Doing great, fellas!