(Reuters) - The Michigan legislature (click here) will consider a proposal this week that, if enacted, would make it the ninth state to prohibit insurance companies from offering abortion services unless women pay an extra fee in addition to the usual premium.
The proposal will go before the majority-Republican legislature as a petition organized by Right to Life of Michigan, an anti-abortion group, that was approved on Monday by the Michigan Board of Canvassers.
Under Michigan's constitution, the legislature could approve the proposed "Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act" by a simple majority vote that does not require the signature of Republican Governor Rick Snyder....
The wealth merchants within the Michigan Legislature is finding yet another reason to cause an increase in the cost of living for women. This has nothing to do with a validating fact. The Michigan Republicans have no study by the insurance industry or otherwise that states the Opt-Out Rider for Abortions actually prevents abortions. This is just an excuse for the Wealth Merchants to increase their bank accounts.
This is a perfect example of Populism that deceives the public.