Right to Life of Michigan recently organized a Life Lobby Day at
the state capitol where more than 800 members showed up to lobby
their elected representatives -- and it's paying off.
pieces of legislation are working their way through both houses of
the Michigan legislature, according to Pamela Sherstad of Right to Life of
"There is the Pro-Life Bus bill, which is a combination of four
other pieces of legislation in an Omnibus Bill put together," she
tells OneNewsNow. "Also, there is the abortion insurance opt-out
issue. And last Thursday, we were so happy to hear word that the
Michigan House and the Senate passed the abortion insurance
That means insurance exchanges in ObamaCare will not finance
abortion. Those who want abortion coverage are permitted to buy
separate insurance coverage. That bill is to be signed by Governor
Rick Snyder (R).
"And then the third piece of legislation under way deals with
religious liberty and conscience protection for those in Michigan
who work in the healthcare industry," adds the group's director of
In addition, another part of the measure deals with abortion
clinics, as Sherstad explains: "What we found in the state of
Michigan is that almost all abortions are performed in outpatient
facilities, but only four of the 32 clinics in the state of
Michigan are licensed and inspected."
While admitting it is difficult to predict, Right to Life
Michigan is optimistic that lawmakers will end the session with
passage of the entire package.
A Christian medical group is taking issue with a recommendation
for over-the-counter availability of birth-control pills.