Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers approved a ballot petition today that would ban health insurance companies from covering abortions, even if a woman became pregnant from rape or incest.
According to MLive.com, if the petition becomes law, women in Michigan would have to buy separate abortion coverage for rape assaults.
Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing was asked today about no exemptions for pregnancies due to rape. (video below).
“Nobody plans to have an accident in a car accident, nobody plans to have their homes flooded. You have to buy extra insurance for those,” said Listing.
"This is appalling, rape is not anywhere near in the field of a flood, or a car accident because rape is not an accident. Nobody can anticipate being the victim of a crime," said Jessica Tramontana of Progress Michigan.
Right to Life of Michigan claims it wants to save tax money after some insurance plans become subsidized under Obamacare next year, reports WILX-TV.
A similar anti-abortion bill was vetoed last year by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder (R).
If Right to Life of Michigan can get signatures from 3.48 percent of all registered voters (258,000) in Michigan, then they don't need a signature from Gov. Rick Snyder to make it law.