Michigan Republicans’ omnibus anti-abortion bill has been signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has approved a controversial package of abortion restrictions that will limit abortion access for women who live in rural areas, require doctors to prove that mentally competent women haven’t been “coerced” into their decision to have the procedure, and enact unnecessary, complicated rules for abortion clinics and providers. The governor signed HB 5711 into law on Friday despite widespread protests against the omnibus anti-abortion measure. [...]
Even some state lawmakers who supported HB 5711 acknowledge the law isn’t actually intended to protect women. “This is about protecting fetuses,” one Republican legislator explained.
Governor Rick Snyder claims the bill is meant to protect women, because old white guys at the state capital know what’s best for you and they’re here to protect you from having personal freedom and making your own decisions.
Won’t you thank them?