Monday, December 2, 2013

Sexual Assault Victims, Individuals Conceived in Rape Speak Out about Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Legislation

On Tuesday, December 3, at 9:30 a.m., in the Senate Appropriations Room, Room 320 in the State Capitol Building, a public advocacy organization, Save the 1, will hold a press conference hosted by Right to Life of Michigan.

The press conference will exclusively feature women who have conceived children after sexual assault and individuals who were conceived in rape. Save the 1 members advocate on behalf of themselves and others like them who have experienced the social biases and stigma that promote abortion as an appropriate, even desirable response to pregnancy resulting from rape.

These individuals will share their perspective on the intersection of their life stories with public policies regarding abortion, including the recent discussions about the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act, which is before the Legislature now that the petition signatures submitted by Right to Life of Michigan have been certified by the Board of Canvassers.