Tuesday, December 03, 2013


Who says sexism is dead?

This is just unbelievable:

The citizen-initiated legislation, headed to the Legislature after the Board of State Canvassers certified an estimated 299,941 signatures collected by the nonprofit, would prohibit insurers from including abortion coverage as a standard feature in health plans they sell in Michigan.

Women who want abortion coverage could still obtain it by purchasing a separate rider. Employers who choose to offer abortion coverage would be required to inform all employees of that decision.

"Forcing women to decide whether they want to buy 'rape insurance' and even compelling parents to make the unfathomable decision about whether to buy it for their daughters is truly despicable," Whitmer, D-East Lansing, said in a release. "Requiring Michigan women to plan ahead for an unplanned pregnancy is not only illogical, it's one of the most misogynistic proposals I have ever seen in the Michigan Legislature."

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