Thursday, July 26, 2012

'Prolife Bus' rolls on

Today, the Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee voted 3-1 to move H.B. 5711 (also known as the Prolife Bus) to the full Michigan Senate.
The measure would add regulatory and insurance requirements for some facilities that perform abortions. It also would enact screening requirements aimed at making sure women aren’t forced into having abortions, among other provisions.

The full Senate is not scheduled to return to Lansing until Aug. 15, so it does not appear a vote of the full chamber would be held until then at the earliest. There are issues of wording and definition that lawmakers say would need to be addressed before a Senate vote.....

Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge and chairman of the committee, defended the measure and said it's just “common sense” that abortion providers follow regulatory and inspection rules that other facilities follow.