Legislation introduced to make it easier for women to get abortions

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 10:56:00-04

There's a proposal to make it easier for women to get abortions in Michigan.

That's the ultimate goal of five bills introduced Tuesday that supporters are calling "Abortion is Healthcare."

The bills would remove unnecessary waiting periods, ban facilities from refusing to provide reproductive health services if refusal would put the patient's life at risk, and ban healthcare professionals from providing inaccurate advice and non-scientific medical services.

Supporters say there are too many hoops to jump through to get an abortion in Michigan. State Representative Kristy Pagan, (D-Canton) said, "We strongly believe as women legislators that this is again an undue burden of regulations and simply government getting in the way of women and her doctor."

The Democrats who introduced the bills admit there's next to no chance they're going anywhere in the Republican-controlled legislature. We'll let you know if they do get a hearing.