“Today the House passed a bill attempting to undermine women’s reproductive rights in Michigan by establishing capricious obstacles women and their doctors must overcome before making reproductive health decisions. The language in this legislation is nearly identical to changes passed in six other states – this is clearly part of a national effort to erode women’s right to choose. Abortion should be safe, legal and rare; this change will limit access to safe and legal abortions and could force women without resources into dangerous situations. Michigan families deserve a government that will work for their best interests, focusing on jobs, the economy and a quality public education system. This legislation is not just a politically motivated distraction from those efforts, it’s counterproductive and potentially dangerous.”