Women, babies win in historic prolife Michigan legislative session

As the curtain lowered on the 2011-2012 Michigan legislative session, prolife citizens were able to celebrate. The 2011-2012 session was the single most productive session for passing prolife laws since Roe v. Wade was decided 40 years ago. The successes were the culmination of many years of effort by prolife “citizen lobbyists.” In October 2011, …

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Contrasting Pro-life and Pro-abortion views on state legislation

By Dave Andrusko No better way to grasp the contours of the state legislative landscape than to ponder the respective perspectives of the Guttmacher Institute, formerly Planned Parenthood’s in-house think tank, and a respected NRLC state affiliate. Rachel Benson Gold and Elizabeth Nash are familiar Guttmacher figures. In their analysis published Wednesday, we learn that …

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Omnibus pro-life bill passed by legislature, on to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

By Dave Andrusko At the eleventh hour on the last day of the legislative session, the Michigan House of Representatives voted 72-35 to concur with changes made in the Michigan Senate on Wednesday. The measure, H.B. 5711, now goes to Gov. Rick Snyder for his expected signature. H.B. 5711 is a combination of five previously …

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Pro-Life Omnibus bill passes Michigan Senate after passage in House last June

By Dave Andrusko A package of pro-life measures dubbed the “pro-life bus” passed the Michigan Senate yesterday on a vote of 27 to 10. However because there are minor changes from the House version, H.B. 5711 will go back to the House for a concurring vote (which is a formality) and then to Gov. Rick …

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