Why Michigan Republicans Voted to Ban an Abortion Procedure

Republicans in a number of states are pursuing bills they hope will set the stage for a Roe v. Wade challenge in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Republican lawmakers are advancing bills in the state Legislature that would ban a type of abortion procedure

Rick Pluta of the Michigan Public Radio Network reports:

“Majorities in the House and the Senate adopted bills Tuesday to outlaw the dilation-and-evacuation procedure. It is typically used in second-trimester abortions… Gov. Whitmer says she will veto the bills if and when they reach her desk. Republican majorities in other state legislatures have also adopted or proposed new anti-abortion measures. They’re hoping the US Supreme Court will take up a new case to challenge the Roe versus Wade decision.”

On Detroit Today, Stephen Henderson speaks with producer Jake Neher, who covered the state Legislature from 2012 to 2016, and talks with listeners about the legislation and larger national movement to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.


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