Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Republican War on Women - Wolverine! Edition

From the great State of Michigan, the Great Republican White Fathers are back legislatin' on the women:
Michigan women will have to purchase a separate rider if they want their health insurance to pay for an abortion, after the state's Legislature on Wednesday banned most public and private plans from covering abortion as a medical procedure.
Women must buy the rider before they become pregnant in order to have abortion coverage, once the law goes into effect in March. Women who become pregnant through rape or incest must already have the rider in place for an abortion to be covered, leading some opponents to dub the riders, "rape insurance."[our emphasis]
The provision doesn't need the governor's signature to become law in March.  Opponents are mulling a petition to repeal the law.

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