Anti-Abortion Bill Advances as Michigan Lame-Duck Session Ends

December 14, 2012
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Michigan lawmakers have now also approved a sweeping anti-abortion bill considered to be among the most extreme in the country. The bill imposes a number of burdensome and complicated requirements that critics say could force the state’s abortion clinics to close. It also prohibits the use of telemedicine to prescribe medication abortions in a blow to access for rural women. The measures are part of a wave of bills in a lame-duck session that also saw the enactment of two controversial anti-union laws making Michigan a so-called "right-to-work" state earlier this week.