michigan state legislature

michigan state legislature

'Rape Insurance Law' Restricts Abortion Access For Victims

9mo ago
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"The Republican-dominated Michigan state legislature pushed through a bill on Wednesday requiring women to purchase separate insurance policies if they want to have an abortion, the Detroit Free Press reported. "I don't think elective abortion should be a part of insurance," state Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R) told the Free Press. "This doesn't affect access to abortion. It will still be legal when this law takes effect. Who should be required to pay? Not Michigan taxpayers." However, the law, which takes effect in early 2014, will also ban women from purchasing the policy after becoming pregnant under any circumstances, including rape and incest, causing opponents to refer to it as a policy on "rape insurance.""* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down. *Read more here from Arturo Garcia / Raw Story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/11/michigan-women-will-now-have-to-purchase-rape-insurance-to-get-an-abortion/ Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Join The Young Turks Network mailing list http://www.tytnetwork.com/member-options/register-subscriber/ or Support The Young Turks by Subscribing http://www.youtube.com/user/theyoungturks Like Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheYoungTurks Follow Us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TheYoungTurks Support TYT for FREE by doing your Amazon shopping through this link (bookmark it!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=theyoungturks-20 Buy TYT Merch: http://theyoungturks.spreadshirt.com/