Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LANSING – State Senator Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and state Representatives Pam Faris (D-Clio) and Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores) are introducing legislation to mandate that all health insurance companies that offer group and individual health care coverage must provide the option to purchase abortion service coverage. In December 2013, House and Senate Republicans passed a law banning health insurance companies in Michigan from covering abortion services unless a separate health insurance rider is purchased. Currently, only...

Thursday, March 13, 2014

LANSING – An extremely controversial law that mandates women – and only women – buy extra health insurance in order to have full health care coverage takes effect today, setting back women throughout Michigan and hampering Michigan’s comeback efforts. The law, based on a Michigan Right to Life citizen’s initiative, demands that women buy extra insurance to cover medical procedures that would preserve a woman’s health during a miscarriage or end a pregnancy that is...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

LANSING – After enough signatures were turned in last week and then certified today, a petition requiring women to buy additional health insurance to cover abortions heads to the state Legislature for approval. Michigan Right to Life spearheaded the petition drive. The Legislature has 40 days to approve, reject or do nothing with the ballot initiative. If they and the state Senate approve it and it becomes law, it would require women to buy the...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

State Representative Sarah Roberts (D-St. Clair Shores), the Democratic vice chairwoman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee for the Department of Environmental Quality, was appointed by House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel (D-Auburn Hills) to co-chair the Great Lakes and Conservation Task Force which will seek to address issues facing our Great Lakes, Michigan’s biodiversity and the public’s health.

“I first became involved with protecting the Great Lakes when I worked as a...

Monday, May 13, 2013

BURTON – State Representatives Charles Smiley (D-Burton), Pam Faris (D-Clio) and state Senator Jim Ananich (D-Flint) announced their support for a package of legislation that would improve access to women’s health care, educate women about health care options, support rape survivors and address health care inequities women face. The package of legislation — four bills and three resolutions — were recently introduced and now await a hearing.

“People across Michigan are demanding that women have...

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