Call your state representative to stop fetal tissue trafficking
On April 27, the Michigan Senate voted 26-10 to approve Senate Bills 564 & 565. Together the bills will eliminate any payment to abortion clinics for a donation of organs or tissue from an aborted baby. The bills now need action in the Michigan House.
When videos were released last year by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood staff haggling over "reimbursement fees" or "procurement costs" for fetal organs, it was clear that laws that prohibit the "sale" of organs, but allow the "recovery of reasonable costs" have a large loophole that needs to be addressed.
ACTION NEEDED: Contact your state representative in Lansing with this message: “Please support legislation to end the sale of tissues from aborted babies.”
Help end state funding of abortion providers in Michigan
In 2015, the Michigan Legislature enacted a budget provision preventing any state family planning contracts with abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. On Wednesday, January 27, the Michigan House Appropriations Committee will take up House Bill 4145, which would make the state funding ban a permanent law. Major federal abortion funding restrictions like the Hyde Amendment have always been year-to-year budget provisions. The Hyde Amendment has been in effect for decades, however, and a majority of Americans oppose funding abortions with tax dollars.
Planned Parenthood once received more than $5 million in state family planning funds in Michigan on top of their federal funding. Their national annual reports show that Planned Parenthood has been serving fewer clients despite receiving more tax dollars and performing more abortions.
ACTION NEEDED: Contact your state house representative and ask them to support HB 4145 and end tax funding of abortion providers in Michigan.
Stop dismemberment abortions
On Tuesday, November 10, the Michigan House Criminal Justice Committee voted 5-3 to advance H.B. 4833 & 4834, bills to end the brutal practice of dismemberment abortions in Michigan. Thank you if you have already called your legislator in this committee. When we move closer to action on the House floor or in the Senate, additional grassroots lobbying will be needed. In the meantime we have a petition available as a tool to educate others about dismemberment abortions. Collect names to encourage the Michigan Legislature to pass legislation to end this common and brutal form of abortion. Learn more about dismemberment abortions.
ACTION NEEDED: Circulate the Petition to End Dismemberment Abortions. The petition can be found here.
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