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Politics & Government
5:29 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Michigan Right to Life wants to prevent insurance companies from covering abortion

Hundreds protest abortion restrictions at the state capitol last year.
Credit The Huffington Post

Michigan Right to Life is circulating a petition to prohibit health insurance companies from covering abortions. Individuals who want abortion coverage would have to buy an optional rider in addition to their insurance policy.

If the petition receives enough signatures and the Legislature approves the measure, it would become law without the governor's approval. If the Legislature doesn't act on the measure, it would be voted on by the public.

Pam Sherstad with Michigan Right to Life says only those who want abortion coverage should pay for it.

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