12 Jun

The Republican “omnibus abortion package”

Progress Michigan

Dear The McGlynn,

The Republican politicians in the Michigan Legislature are
set to pass a sweeping and unprecedented attack on women’s health – in fact,
it’s the biggest assault on women’s health in our state’s history.

We aren’t exaggerating. Their “omnibus abortion package” would saddle health
centers with unnecessary and burdensome licensing requirements if they perform
abortions, ban abortion after 20 weeks with no exemptions for rape, incest, or
fetal defects, and punish doctors who violate the vague and limited exemptions
with at least 15 years in jail.   This legislation is an attempt to completely
shut down all abortion providers by instituting medically unnecessary
regulations on health centers that provide abortion services. Now you can fight
back against anti-choice extremists – sign our petition telling Lansing
politicians to vote no on these bills today!

The bills surfaced last week after they were worked out in secret between
anti-choice extremist lobbyists and Lansing Republicans. And it unfairly targets
Planned Parenthood health centers that provide essential services for thousands
of women:

  • 1 in 5 women will visit a Planned Parenthood health center in her lifetime.
  • Only 10 percent of Planned Parenthood patients have private health
  • For 75 percent of Planned Parenthood patients in Michigan, an appointment at
    a Planned Parenthood health center is the only health care they will receive in
    a given year.

The simple fact is that women don’t turn to politicians
for advice about mammograms, prenatal care, or cancer treatments. Stand with
Planned Parenthood – tell Lansing politicians to stay out
of women’s personal medical decisions, and protect Michigan women and families
by voting no on House Bills 5711, 5712, and

Thanks for all you do,

Jessica Tramontana and the entire Progress Michigan team

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