Michigan Board To Let Abortion Insurance Plan Proceed

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan abortion foes are expected to get the go-ahead to put a proposal before lawmakers to ban abortion coverage from health plans unless a separate policy is bought.

The state Bureau of Elections on Monday will review a preliminary finding that the No Taxes for Abortion Insurance group gathered enough valid signatures for their measure.

Once the signatures are deemed valid, the Republican-led Legislature can approve the proposal as early as this month without needing Gov. Rick Snyder's signature. It goes to voters next November if legislators reject it or don't vote.

If the plan passes, individuals and businesses would have to buy an optional rider for elective abortion coverage under all private and public insurance plans.

The Republican governor vetoed similar legislation a year ago.

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