Abortion bill clears Senate Judiciary committee
LANSING— Legislation which would increase safety standards at abortion clinics and put measures in place to help prevent coercive abortions was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, said state Sen. Rick Jones, chairman of the committee.
“There has been a lot of misunderstanding surrounding this bill, and I believe that some of it was cleared up today,” said Jones, R- Grand Ledge. “This is common-sense legislation that requires abortion clinics in Michigan to have a license and be safe and clean. It regulates coercive abortion and requires that the aborted babies be properly cremated. We cannot have any more clinics like the one in Delta Township. that threw 17 babies into a common garbage dumpster. We license tattoo parlors, junk yards, and used car lots – certainly abortion clinics should be licensed and clean.”
House Bill 5711 now advances to the full Senate for consideration.