One bill passed the Senate, 27-10, and calls for more stringent licensing of abortion clinics; the other, passed out of the House insurance committee into the full House, would allow health care providers to refuse service based on moral objections, religious reasons or matters of conscience.
That's awesome. Docs can say "no, I refuse to treat you because you're a slut" for example. There's your hypocritical Hippocratic Oath.
The bill that regulates clinic operations would:
• Require abortion clinics to be licensed and adhere to the same standards and regulations as free-standing surgical clinics. Most in Michigan are not licensed that way now.
• Prohibit a doctor from performing an abortion until determining that a woman hasn’t been coerced into the procedure.
• Dictate how to dispose of fetal remains.
And of course the goal here is to make it impossible for the clinics to ever be able to meet the requirements, thus putting them out of business.
2010's backlash against Obama and the Democrats who "failed" continues to have long lasting effects. Will any lessons be learned for 2014?