Michigan Pushes Controversial 'Extreme' Abortion Law
HB 5711 imposes a host of new restrictions.
After much protest Michigan State Senate passed HB 5711, a new abortion bill that introduces some very staunch restrictions making it even more difficult for women to get abortions in the state.
The bill require doctors to prove that their patients haven’t been "tricked" into having the procedure. It also limits abortion access for women in rural areas and imposes guidelines for disposing of fetal remains in the same way that the state disposes of dead bodies. The legislation also seeks to mandate complicated regulations that could force the state’s abortion clinics out of business, says Think Progess.
HB 5711 is now headed back to the House to be considered for final passage.