Mich. Board To Let Abortion Insurance Plan Proceed - WLNS TV 6 Lansing - Jackson | Your Local News Leader

Mich. Board To Let Abortion Insurance Plan Proceed

Posted: Updated:

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan abortion foes are expected to get the go-ahead to put a proposal before lawmakers to ban abortion coverage from health plans unless a separate policy is bought.

The state Bureau of Elections on Monday will review a preliminary finding that the No Taxes for Abortion Insurance group gathered enough valid signatures for their measure.

Once the signatures are deemed valid, the Republican-led Legislature can approve the proposal as early as this month without needing Gov. Rick Snyder's signature. It goes to voters next November if legislators reject it or don't vote.

If the plan passes, individuals and businesses would have to buy an optional rider for elective abortion coverage under all private and public insurance plans.

The Republican governor vetoed similar legislation a year ago.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WLNS. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Click Here to link to the FCC's public inspection file for WLNS-TV and Here to view the WLAJ-TV file. Persons with Disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: Teresa Morton- Program Director for WLNS and WLAJ at 517-372-8282. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or fccinfo@fcc.gov.