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Whitmer joins Reproductive Health Act roundtable

Governor Whitmer in Flint - February 7, 2023
Rick Pluta
File: Governor Whitmer in Flint - February 7, 2023

Governor Gretchen Whitmer argued in favor of abortion access legislation Monday during a trip to Grand Rapids

The bills would repeal Michigan’s 24-hour abortion waiting period, certain reporting requirements, and the ban on Medicaid reimbursement for abortions.

The package is stalled in the Michigan House—with at least one Democrat in the slim majority holding out.

But Governor Gretchen Whitmer says last year’s vote on an abortion-rights amendment to the state constitution shows residents want to see the legislation passed.

“Overwhelmingly, we in Michigan said these are rights we expect to have, we want to enshrine them and it’s our job to make sure we level any remaining statutory barriers.

Critics of the legislation worry removing some regulations on abortion care could make the procedure less safe.

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