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Senate, House adopts new abortion restrictions opposed by Whitmer

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Republicans in the state Legislature have set the stage for a showdown with Governor Gretchen Whitmer over bills to outlaw an abortion procedure.

Republican called votes in the House and the Senate on bills to ban the dilation-and-evacuation procedure.

Democrats including state Representative Mari Manoogian voted “no.”

“Decisions about women’s health care should be made by women and their physicians, not politicians.”

Governor Whitmer says the bills will be vetoed if any reach her desk.

Michigan’s political drama over abortion is playing out as Republicans across the country are proposing and adopting similar bills -- in hopes of putting the abortion question back before the United States Supreme Court.