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Michigan's Republican controlled House of Representatives had assistance passing one of three measures that   been labeled as "Super-Anti Abortion Bills" H.B. 5711-5712-5713, three of the most extreme measures nationwide to dramatically limit women reproductive health rights in the state. Only H.B. 5711 of the three measures passed the Michigan House today. House Republicans will not hold votes on two other abortion bills, including a controversial ban on most abortions after 20 weeks with a narrow exception for the mother's life.

"We decided not to take that up right now so we can discuss the legislation further," said Ari Adler, spokesman for House Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall said to the Detroit News.


Six prolife Democrats cross party lines voting with the House GOP majority.




The measures, which moved with record speed were introduced to the House Committee on Health Policy by Representatives Bruce Rendon (R-Lake City), Deb Shaughnessy (R-Charlotte) and Ray Franz (R-Onekama) on Thursday, May 31, 2012, or just two weeks prior to Michigan's House Health Policy Committee's vote on Thursday, June 7th. Only representative Rendon's Measure, H.B. 5711, passed the House of Representatives today.




The bills totaling 60 pages of legislation ends legal abortion procedures in Michigan after 20 weeks without exceptions for woman's life, fetal anomaly, in cases of rape or incest. All health facilities access providing access to family planning based medical care to have surgical rooms on site even if they do not provide surgical abortions. Today, only 5711 out of the three bills were passed. The other two measures will be taken up by the house at a later time.




Physicians would be mandated to be present for medication abortions, to screen women for "coercion" before providing an abortion, and the legislation's would create new regulations for the disposal of fetal remains. Additionally, the measures would ban "telemedicine" abortions, use of technology to prescribe medication for abortion services and the morning-after pill.

Now heading over to the Michigan Senate, it is unknown if Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-District 17) will rush though the measures for a full vote by Friday, June 15, 2012, before both chambers take a summer recess break. Governor Rick Snyder (R) has not to date verbally expressed his intend to sign the legislation's if is passes the Senate in current format without revisions, and reaches his desk for affirmation.

Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-Lansing) added a public status update to her Facebook page, expressing disappointment in Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) limiting debate on H.B.'s 5711-5713.





"Deeply disappointing to see the House Republicans follow through on their terrible strategy of playing politics with women's health today. 




They silenced women from speaking out against these bills in committee, they refused to allow opposing voices speak against it during debate today, and they made it perfectly clear that women's rights and beliefs are secondary to their own misguided political agenda.



While this legislation now moves to the Senate, I sincerely hope that Senator Majority Leader Randy Richardville will not bring this up for a vote. He has stated time and again that he wants to focus on legitimate matters of our economy and our workforce, so take a few moments and ask him to hold true to that commitment and not let these terrible bills see the light of day in the Michigan Senate.



Sen. Richardville can be reached by phone at (517) 373-3543 or by email at SenRichardville@senate.michigan.gov.


Thank you to everyone who showed up at the Capitol this week to support Michigan's women. While the Republicans may have tuned your message out today, if you continue to speak out throughout 2012, you will be heard loud and clear come November!," Senate Minority Leader Whitmer wrote.



Thank you to everyone who showed up at the Capitol this week to support Michigan's women. While the Republicans may have tuned your message out today, if you continue to speak out throughout 2012, you will be heard loud and clear come November!," Senate Minority Leader Whitmer wrote.
Up to 500 supporters of Pro-Choice family planning options remaining open for Michigan women, assented upon the Capitol building on Tuesday, June 12th, expressing their strong opposition to these measures. ROJS News will continue to follow this story, including any vote in the Michigan Senate, in the days or months ahead. 

5:09 PM PT: The six Democratic Representatives voting on FAVOR of Michigan House Bill 5711 include, Leisa Liss (D-Warren), George LeBlanc (D-Westland), George Darany (D-Dearborn), Bob Constan (D-Dearborn Heights), Paul Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) and Charles Brummer (D-Bay City).


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  •  Tip Jar (19+ / 0-)

    Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at the ROJS News blog at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show on Michigan Politics at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

    by kayla9170 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:21:34 PM PDT

  •  Who were the 6 Dems that (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    blueoregon, sydneyluv, kayla9170, bobsc

    crossed over?

    •  They crossover parties lines.... (0+ / 0-)

      In other words, they voted AGAINST the other 39 Democrats not supporting these bills.

      Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at the ROJS News blog at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show on Michigan Politics at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

      by kayla9170 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:30:34 PM PDT

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    •  Trying to find out, soon as I do will update... (1+ / 0-)
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      blueoregon

      This story....

      Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at the ROJS News blog at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show on Michigan Politics at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

      by kayla9170 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:32:26 PM PDT

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    •  JUST GOT THE UPDATE.... (0+ / 0-)

      Here are the names of the six dems voting in FAVOR of House Bill 5711.....

      Representatives Leisa Liss (D-Warren), Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids), George Darany (D-Dearborn), Bob Constan (D-Dearborn Heights), Paul Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) and Charles Brummer (D-Bay City).

      Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at the ROJS News blog at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show on Michigan Politics at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

      by kayla9170 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:08:53 PM PDT

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      •  CORRECTION-Sorry... (0+ / 0-)

        UPDATE-Brandon Dillon (D-Grand Rapids) name is INCORRECT. Instead, George LeBranc (D-Westland) VOTED WITH THE GOP for passage of H.B. 5711. Story has been updated to reflect the correction. Thanks!

        Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at the ROJS News blog at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show on Michigan Politics at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

        by kayla9170 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:39:14 PM PDT

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  •  Why not simply restrict citizenship to adult males (7+ / 0-)

    and return women to the same status as children and prized cattle?

    "I was a big supporter of waterboarding" - Dick Cheney 2/14/10

    by Bob Love on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:41:28 PM PDT

    •  That Is The Plan. (2+ / 0-)
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      Babysteps.

      Women have let their organizations fall into disarray over the last 35 years.  There is no way these organizations can be put back together in time to stop or even slow down the right wing's war on women.

      By the time any of these organizations become even close to effective, the war on women will be 3/4 done.

      It will then take women another 40 years to get back to square one.

      So sad to see that women figured they were safe and could let their organizations fall into non supported heaps.

      So, so sad.

      Seems the successful recent "womens" organizations have been of the "pink for the cure" types which have now been shown to be stealth right wing organizations working against women.

      There was something odd about a womens organization headed by a Republican woman sporting a Billy Ray Cyrus hairstyle.

      Just sayin'.

      The Republican Party is Simply a Coalition of Greed and Hate

      by kerplunk on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 06:21:56 PM PDT

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  •  My condolences (2+ / 0-)
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    "Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing." - Thomas Paine

    by blueoregon on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 04:43:53 PM PDT

  •  Antagonists proliferate agony. (2+ / 0-)
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    One wonders if that's an inevitable consequence of adopting the politics as a contest stance. If so, then that's one more reason for reclaiming the selection of public officials for the public.

    "In the name of the nation, and of the dollar and of the rule of law, you and your children shall sacrifice for the good of all." Rmoney's prayer

    by hannah on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:00:47 PM PDT

    •  I want to amend that. (1+ / 0-)
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      "proliferate" is not the right term.  "produce" is better.  Or, "impose."

      Antagonists impose agony.  Is this an instance of becoming what one is against?

      Does the opposite arise out of opposition?

      Is it by framing elections as a contest that we turn political candidates into antagonists?  Then, does the antagonism just become habitual?  Is everything we do potentially habit-forming and is that why some things just ought not to be done to begin with?

      "In the name of the nation, and of the dollar and of the rule of law, you and your children shall sacrifice for the good of all." Rmoney's prayer

      by hannah on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 04:10:48 AM PDT

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  •  Emailed Richardville. He could pay a price for (4+ / 0-)
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    failing to bring the bill to the floor.  Jase Bolger is a bagman for the MI westside repugs and the Mackinac Center.  He and other rethugs use these social issues to manipulate the electorate, which is why only one out of three bills was addressed.  This poison is administered in doses.  A big gulp would call to much attention to what they are up to.  And once they pass all their intrusive bills, then they got nuthin'.

    Romney went to France instead of serving in our military, got rich chop-shopping US businesses and eliminating US jobs, off-shored his money in the Cayman Islands, and now tells us to "Believe in America."

    by judyms9 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:12:14 PM PDT

  •  It makes me physically ill to see my (6+ / 0-)

    once proud blue state being taken over by these whacko Republicans.  Thanks for the information and keeping this group of idiots exposed to the rest of the country.  We have too many apathetic voters and FOXbots in Michigan.

    Gravity cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. - Einstein

    by moose67 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 05:13:48 PM PDT

    •  I feel the same way (2+ / 0-)
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      about Wisconsin.  The Republicans are against freedom and morality.  Yes, what they are doing to women is IMMORAL!   This needs to be pointed out again and again and again.

      As of right now, I loathe all anti-choice politicians with an intensity greater than the radiation output of a thousand suns. 3.13.12

      by GenuineRisk on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 09:52:37 PM PDT

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    •  I find myself in the odd position of trusting.. (0+ / 0-)

      ..in Gov Snyder's moderation for a veto.
      I can't even believe I just wrote that sentence.

      I can see Canada from my house. No, really, I can.

      by DuzT on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 05:21:14 AM PDT

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  •  well, this is just great (2+ / 0-)
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    DuzT, kayla9170

    if Walker calls a special session to "focus on jobs", it's a good bet some bright Republican spark will have a "me too!" moment and introduce something similar.

    As of right now, I loathe all anti-choice politicians with an intensity greater than the radiation output of a thousand suns. 3.13.12

    by GenuineRisk on Wed Jun 13, 2012 at 09:50:30 PM PDT

  •  Will this bill then... (0+ / 0-)

    ...go to the Michigan Senate where Republicans who don't have the necessary votes by themselves to force immediate enactment of laws but do so anyway by the mere banging of the gavel (as was well-documented by Rachel Maddow)?

    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." --Gandhi

    by alaprst on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 06:05:45 AM PDT

    •  I believe the numbers in the Senate... (0+ / 0-)

      is 26 Republicans and 12 Democrats. Is that close to the 2/3rd needed? I don't think so....

      Michigan based Citizen Journalist Owner/Podcast host at the ROJS News blog at http://www.rojsnews.com and our weekly radio show on Michigan Politics at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rojsradio.

      by kayla9170 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 01:27:41 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

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