A bill that would outlaw abortion after 20 weeks, regardless of the woman’s or fetus’ health, is being pushed through the Michigan legislature on Thursday. The measure does not include an exception for rape or incest.
A Michigan House panel approved the legislation, HB 5711, as well as twosupplements that restrict abortion access beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy and impose new regulations that could force several abortion clinics in the state to go out of business.
The House has now taken up the measure just a week after it was introduced and it is expected to advance to the state senate.
Several states — including Georgia and Arizona — have recently banned abortion after 20 weeks of gestation. In fact, a Congressman from Michigan recently proposed enacting the ban in Washington, DC.