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Michigan about to require women to buy “rape insurance”


A legislative ballot initiative to ban abortion coverage in health insurance plans and require women to buy what opponents call “rape insurance” was approved by Michigan’s Secretary of State this week and is expected by many to become law because it cannot be vetoed by Gov. Rick Snyder (R).

On Monday, the Michigan Secretary of State certified that the group Michigan Right to Life had enough signature for the legislature to take up the measure. The group turned in 315,477 signatures, but only 258,088 — or 3 percent of the state’s voters — were needed. Snyder vetoed a similar bill last year, but Michigan’s constitution does not give him the authority to sign or veto legislative initiatives.

The initiative would require that all health plans — not just plans under the Affordable Care Act — be stripped of any abortion coverage, even in the cases of rape or incest. Women would have to purchase a separate rider to receive abortion coverage.

more http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/27/michigans-veto-proof-rape-insurance-close-to-becoming-law-with-approval-of-4-2-of-voters/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

For those who are asking how this is possible/legal, the process is called an “indirect initiated state statute”…..

Forced-birth group Right to Life of Michigan succeeds in bypassing voters to enact “Plan Ahead for Your Abortion” law

http://www.eclectablog.com/2013/10/forced-birth-group-right-to-life-of-michigan-succeeds-in-bypassing-voters-to-enact-plan-ahead-for-your-abortion-law.html

 

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  • Daruka

    Must be because of those nutty Calvinists in Western Michigan

  • Ken

    The concept of insurance is criminal and corrupt. Mafia are famous for extracting ‘protection money’ which originally no one wants. Crassus, the richest man in Rome at his time and the man who financed the war against Spartacus, gained his riches by charging a fee or insurance for fire protection. Crassus would show up at a home that was burining down with his fire fighters and demand the home owner pay for his service. If they would deny his request, Crassus would let the house burn down and prevent anyone else from putting out the fire. Crassus was the only game in town. (Makes one tend to think that Crassus started the fires he would later want to put out)
    In our modern world, community is almost non existent, people used to look out for one another like a bucket brigade to put out the house fire, manned by the neighbors. The biggest buildings in the world are owned by insurance and banking companies.
    If people could make a decent living and competition was not controlled by the largest corporations many modern services would be a reasonable expense. The medical industry has been perverted and controlled preventing most medical doctors from holding a private practice. Most medical procedures could cost no more than a repair on your car due to their safety record. It is very rare to require or want a relatively new technological surgical procedure. Abortion should be a personal choice, it has been practiced throughout history for thousands of years and is very safe in our modern world, it is a shame that the insurance industry even exists. Insurance is best used for only costs that are completely beyond the average expenses of life otherwise we have shams like Obamacare.

    • sallyho3000 .

      Very well said.
      Within the context of modern times we have never had a “free” market; equal opportunity, if you will. Opportunity has been, at least since the middle ages, alotted on a strictly pay-for-play basis. The sad part about medical shamsurance is that IT is the one perverting the industry; a profit driven sycophant middle-man entity. A freind recently relayed a story about someone who had paid 1,000 dollars a month for insurance until her son needed tubes in his ears. Otherwise a healthy child, they had used little medical services otherwise. $72,000! They could have saved that money, paid for the tubes out-of-paocket, and funded their kid’s education through grad school…

  • Marsha

    Clever idea.

  • Ferenc_on_Disqus

    Basically, only White people will be able to afford abortion.
    That is not a fair society !