Petitions to ban insurance coverage for abortions were approved Monday by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers according to reports by the Detroit News. The petitions now head to the Republican-led Legislature, which can vote on the proposal without needing approval from Gov. Rick Snyder
If legislators approve the restriction sought by the group No Taxes for Abortion Insurance, government agencies and private businesses couldn’t offer their employees abortion coverage as part of their general health care plans. Those who wanted it would have to buy it out-of-pocket as a rider.
Gov. Rick Snyder opposes the measure, saying he believes it would be an improper government intrusion between citizens and their employers.
References: DETROIT NEWS