Yesterday, in the state of Michigan, a repulsive piece of legislation went into effect which forces women to purchase separate insurance for potentially life-saving reproductive procedures.
Women and families who purchase insurance individually - whether through the marketplace or by other means - will not have the option to purchase this separate rider.
This new legislation is a total infringement upon the rights of women in Michigan. Our Republican-led legislature has decided that they should have input on a decision that should be made between a woman and her doctor, not a woman and the state of Michigan.
Since these life-saving reproductive procedures won’t be covered by insurance, it will cost women outrageous amounts of money to have these procedures done. That’s wrong, and it’s not the state we want to live in. Sign our petition to stand with women.
This intrusive legislation continues to exemplify the trend showed by Michigan’s state legislature. They are constantly proving that the priorities of our Republican-led legislature are off balance with those of the people in Michigan.
Again and again, they ignore progressive values without seeing the consequences. As a high school junior when I see issues that matter to me continually trampled upon by our state government, it makes me want to leave this state.
Michigan’s my home - I love living here. But it is hard to see myself living in a state whose government doesn’t honor women’s rights, doesn’t treat LGBTQ members of society equally, and doesn’t fund public goods properly, like infrastructure or education. The more our state legislature passes laws like this, the more I want to leave the state I call home.
It is deeply saddening to see this trend, but there are ways to fix it.
One way to stop these egregious pieces of legislation from being passed is by supporting progressive candidates, like Jon Hoadley. Jon Hoadley is a proven advocate for social justice and education, and has the will and means to make a difference in Lansing.
We need a full team of supporters to help Jon win, so we can have our progressive voices heard in Lansing. Whether it be volunteering, endorsing, donating, or helping the campaign in your own special way, we need your help.