The Michigan legislature has passed its local “partial birth abortion” ban, and now it heads to the governor’s desk for his signature.
Via Detroit Free Press:
A proposed state-level ban on a procedure abortion opponents call partial-birth abortion got final legislative approval Wednesday in the Republican-led Legislature and was sent to Gov. Rick Snyder. The House approved the bill by a 75-34 vote, and the Senate approved it 29-9.
Snyder is likely to sign the bill if it’s consistent with a federal law that already bans the procedure. Opponents of the legislation said the federal ban makes the Michigan plan redundant.
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The Michigan bills allow the procedure if a physician determines it’s necessary to save the pregnant woman’s life.
It’s always the groups complaining about government waste who want to write laws against things that are already illegal.