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Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:17 AM

Michigan's New Anti-Abortion Law Nation's Worst...

And it's on the fast track for passage in the House.

Michiganís New Anti-Abortion Law Nationís Worst
Posted by: Linda Carbonell on June 7, 2012.

Michiganís legislature is fast tracking a new omnibus bill on abortion that combines every pending bill relating to womenís health on the legislative agenda. Here are the highlights, or lowlights of this bill:

On fast reading of the bills parts, it appears to use a fetal age standard of after conception, not after onset of last period.

It bans all abortions at 20 weeks with no exemption for the health of the mother, rape, incest or fatal fetal anomaly. It has a very limited exemption for the motherís life.

It asserts that fetuses feel pain.

It requires all aborted fetuses after 8 weeks be buried, cremated or interred under exactly the same guidelines as any dead body. At 8 weeks gestational age, a fetus is a half-inch long (the diameter of a Sharpie) and weighs 0.04 ounces (the weight of 2-3 standard paper clips.) The cost of a burial or internment for an infant is an average of $4,600. The cost of cremation for an infant ranges from $250 to $400.

More details of this horrendous bill at the link.

http://lezgetreal.com/2012/06/michigans-new-anti-abortion-law-nations-worst/

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SoutherDem Jun 2012 #1
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longship Jun 2012 #3
livvy Jun 2012 #5
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Response to livvy (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 12:38 AM

1. WOW just where to being?

How can something which was decided in 1973 to be legal (constitutional) be legislated anyway. But, that law might as well make it illegal.

I don't know how long after conception does it take for a woman to miss her period, but I am guessing 1 month, so the 20 is really 16 or less.

The list of exception are a list which I thought even many pro life people agreed with or at least some of them.

The burial aspect is harder on the poor. Which is odd, because 1 second after the baby is born it will be considered a welfare baby and hated.

If Republicans really want to stop abortions then why don't they put their money where there mouth is? Insure sex education for all, provide free contraception, give free health care to the mother along with food stamps to insure proper nutrition, increase adoption funding, if the mother keeps the baby accept that she may be on welfare and increase welfare funding. That is if they REALLY care about the life of the baby.

But, I call most pro life people, pro birth because all they care about is getting the child born then they hate there very existence.

If Republicans would worry more about themselves than what someone else is doing in the bedroom or doing with their own bodies we all would be better off.

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Response to livvy (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 01:22 AM

2. wtf?abortions be buried?no exemption for the health of the mother,?

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Response to livvy (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 07:33 AM

3. Maybe "moderate" Snyder will veto it.

Then, we'll know whether he is socially moderate. We already know he isn't moderate in his fiscal policies.

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 04:00 PM

5. Snyder dutifully signs anything they send him.

Engler would not be amused if he did anything different. Snyder and Engler remind me of Bush and Cheney. Kind of creeps me out.

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Response to livvy (Original post)

Sun Jun 10, 2012, 07:42 AM

4. Can you get a one inch casket?

Maybe a mints tin will suffice? Can you buy a cemetary plot just a inch or two? Are these people CRAZY????? Will early miscarriges be next?

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 07:26 PM

6. The good news is...

One is not required to hold a religious service or ceremony for the deceased. And I'm not kidding...this is a provision in the bill that was passed.

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