Progressive Women’s Caucus Offers Bills Ensuring Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care

Several Democratic members of the House and Senate in conjunction with the Progressive Women’s Caucus today introduced a package of bills that would reinstate and protect a woman’s right to reproductive health care. The legislation — sponsored by Reps. Pam Faris (D-Clio), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton), Christine Greig (D‐Farmington Hills), Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw), Leslie Love (D-Detroit), and Sens. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) and Curtis Hertel Jr. (D–East Lansing) — would help Michigan women who have been hurt by restrictive laws that make access to reproductive health care services difficult. The bills target problematic laws including Michigan’s abortion rider insurance law, and regulations about reproductive health information sharing, the informed consent wait period, and other restrictions that hinder health care access — and that have no proven, medical benefits.