New York Times Criticizes Mich. Antiabortion

January 3, 2013 — "Despite clear public support for women's reproductive rights, Michigan's Republican-controlled Legislature used the just-ended lame-duck session to ram through harmful measures eliminating insurance coverage of abortions and imposing medically unnecessary regulations on providers of safe and legal abortion care," a New York Times editorial states.

The editorial describes a series of harms to women's health and reproductive rights that could result if the legislation takes effect, and calls on Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to "show real leadership and demonstrate respect for women in his state by refusing to sign these ideologically driven bills into law" (New York Times, 12/27/12).