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Michigan Politicians Launch New Legislative Attacks on Choice

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While all eyes were focused on the fight over collective bargaining, the Michigan legislature decided that attacking choice was their next big agenda item.

These measures could make it much harder for Michigan women to get abortion care in their state. Women who live in rural areas and lower-income women will be hardest hit if these bills become law.

Anti-choice lawmakers are pushing the following bad ideas:

  • Three bills that would ban insurance coverage of abortion by all health plans sold in the state of Michigan, including private insurance plans women purchase with their own money--with no exceptions for rape or incest;
  • A bill that would allow hospitals to refuse to provide or pay for medical services to which they object--which threatens the availability of birth control and abortion services; and
  • A bill that would place unnecessary and burdensome requirements on doctors and clinics that provide abortion, and would also ban abortion care via telemedicine--a restriction that would especially hurt women in Michigan's rural areas.

Fortunately, the media is starting to the story. Earlier this week, Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, spoke with Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC's "Politics Nation" about the anti-choice attacks.

There is no question that these anti-choice measures are bad for women.

These bills are completely out of touch with Americans' priorities. It will be up to anti-choice Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to decide whether he will stand with women and protect their right to choose, or let politicians dismantle a woman's right to safe, legal abortion care.

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Speaking Out about How CPCs Mislead College Women

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Last week, NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation released the findings from its 12-month investigation of so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs) in the Tarheel State.

The report got a ton of coverage from major news media organizations, and Carey Pope, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation, went on "PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton" to discuss it.

And today, Rachel Witkowski, a student at North Carolina State University, wrote a letter to the editor of the Raleigh News and Observer pointing out how CPCs target college women:

After reading the full report by NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation, I was unsettled to learn that within 25 miles of every public university campus in North Carolina there is at least one CPC. Since many of my friends are also college students, I worry that if they were looking for guidance when facing an unintended pregnancy they would instead be given misinformation by a CPC. I am concerned that women who go into these clinics seeking help might be influenced by the false information presented.

No woman should ever be lied to or misled while seeking help. Overall I am extremely relieved to see that the truth about these centers has come to light thanks to this article, and hope the General Assembly considers legislation to regulate the troubling practices of CPCs.

Thanks, Rachel, for getting the word out.

And we agree with you: North Carolina's General Assembly should put a stop to deceptive and misleading practices.

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On Monday, NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation released the findings from its 12-month investigation of so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs) in the Tarheel State.

The report has gotten a ton of coverage from major news media organizations.

Last night, Carey Pope, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina Foundation, went on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation with Rev. Al Sharpton" to talk about how these fake clinics often mislead women about their health-care options:

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Thanks, Carey, for getting the word out!

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