"For those you who want to act aghast that I’d use a term like “rape insurance” to describe the proposal here in front of us, you should be even more offended that it’s an absolutely accurate description of what this proposal requires. This tells women that were raped and became pregnant that they should have bought special insurance for it. By moving forward on this initiative, Senate Republicans want to essentially require Michigan women to plan ahead and financially invest in healthcare coverage for potentially having their bodies violated and assaulted. Even worse, it would force parents to have similar and unthinkably terrible discussions about planning the same for their daughters. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: This is by far one of the most misogynistic proposals I’ve ever seen in the Michigan legislature."
- Michigan Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D). The Michigan GOP, backed by Right to Life of Michigan, just forced through a bill requiring separate abortion coverage in a rarely-used, veto-proof vote. It is opposed by doctors, patients, and even by current Republican Governor Rick Snyder. (via bebinn)