The League of Women Voters is opposing HB5711, a bill that would limit
Michigan women's access to reproductive health care. It has been voted
out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and will be acted upon by the
Senate on August 15.
Please contact your Senator by phone or email before August 15, using
the following suggested message.
Sue Smith, President
Dear Senator ,
I oppose HB
5711, the bill to limit Michigan women's access to reproductive health
care. This bill will not protect the health or well-being of Michigan's
women; instead, it would create unnecessary barriers to women being
able to obtain a safe and legal medical procedure.
legislation will adversely impact access to obstetricians and
gynecologist in Michigan by adding more regulations for doing business
in Michigan. It is important that women continue to have access to
comprehensive medical services. The American Congress of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists testified that Michigan already has a shortage of
The bill also
requires women who have accidental miscarriages to involve a medical
director and a funeral director as well as to publish death notices in
the newspaper. This is an unnecessary intrusion of privacy at a very
difficult time in a woman's life.
restrictions to safe and legal medical procedures are not needed.
Instead we need legislators to focus on programs that reduce unintended
pregnancy, such as family planning and sex education.