Michigan Gov. Snyder Signs Pro-Life Package into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 28, 2012
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Mallory Quigley, 703-380-6674, mquigley@sba-list.org

Signals Pro-life Momentum at State Level Growing into 2013

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) praised Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for signing H.B. 5711, a pro-life omnibus bill, into law. H.B. 5711 puts into place common-sense regulations of abortion businesses, protects women from being coerced into an abortion, ends the disposal of aborted children in trash bins, and prevents abortion pills from being distributed by webcam.

Leading up to today’s pro-life victory, SBA List members in Michigan sent more than one thousand messages to their representatives in the state legislature, urging them to support the legislation.

“Michigan legislators and Governor Snyder are acting on the will of the pro-life citizens in the Wolverine State,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “We applaud them and our bold allies at Michigan Right to Life for working tirelessly to ensure that all 32 abortion businesses across the state are licensed and inspected by the State of Michigan for health and safety standards.

“This is a prelude to the possible pro-life gains to be made at the state level in 2013, when twenty seven states will enjoy a Republican majority in the legislature. We expect these states to be fertile ground for pro-life legislation.”

In addition to Michigan, pro-life legislation is also moving forward in Texas and Ohio. Earlier this month, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his support for a bill that would prohibit abortion past twenty weeks, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain. In Ohio, legislators are committed to passing legislation that would re-direct taxpayer funding away from abortion businesses such as Planned Parenthood, and instead to entities that provide comprehensive health care for women.

The Susan B. Anthony List, and its affiliated Political Action Committees, the SBA List Candidate Fund and Women Speak Out PAC, are dedicated to pursuing policies and electing candidates who will reduce and ultimately end abortion. To that end, the SBA List emphasizes the education, promotion, mobilization, and election of pro-life women.  The SBA List is a network of more than 365,000 pro-life Americans nationwide.

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