Michigan lawmakers passed a controversial measure on Wednesday that will ban all insurance plans in the state from covering abortion unless the woman’s life is in danger. The law, which takes effect in March, will force women and employers to purchase a separate abortion rider if they would like the procedure covered, even in cases of rape and incest.
Supporters of the “Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act” argue that it allows people who are opposed to abortion to avoid paying into a plan that covers it. Opponents have nicknamed it the “rape insurance” initiative, because it would force some women to anticipate the possibility of being raped by purchasing the extra abortion insurance ahead of time.
“This tells women who were raped … that they should have thought ahead and planned for it,” said Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) during debates. “Make no mistake, this is anything but a citizens’ initiative. It’s a special interest group’s perverted dream come true.”
The Michigan State Legislature first passed the measure last year, but Governor Rick Snyder (R) vetoed it, saying he does not “believe it is appropriate to tell a woman who becomes pregnant due to a rape that she needed to select elective insurance coverage.”
But the anti-abortion group Right to Life of Michigan was able to collect more than 300,000 voter signatures on a petition this year to force a second vote on the measure. Having been passed by both chambers, the bill automatically becomes law now, even without Snyder’s approval.
Tony likes to make bird puns at Hawkeye.
i hope taylor swift looks at this everyday
let’s tweet this GIF at her every day
I lost it at Simba, Pumbaa and Timon reblogging from the afterlife it has good WiFi
I can not unsee what i just saw……..
Ahahah. I love the Hillywood Show. Their parodies are awesome.
I’m just kind of marveling at how much Benedict and Martin’s relationship has changed over the years. There they are in 2010 just promoting the first season of Sherlock. They are sitting quite far apart on the couch, very nice but still a bit awkward with each other. Flash forward to 2013 and they are great friends and go on pinching each others bums and fingering each other on live TV and laughing then about it. Lovely…
"fingering each other on live tv" i’m sorry, what
Rapunzel is the only Disney Princess to have green eyes, and the second Disney heroine to have green eyes after Esmeralda.
Well, there is Dean, but he isn’t from Disney.
But Dean is a pretty princess.
I don’t watch Supernatural but now i want to
run. run and never look back
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May Satan have mercy on your soul you poor bastard…
Amazing Avengers art by the awesome tuxedos.deviantart.com.
I think their Clint is my favourite ever.