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Women’s groups will converge on State Capital in Lansing on Wednesday

August 14, 2012

Tomorrow (August 15), people will converge on the State Capital in Lansing, as the Michigan Senate will vote on the anti-Choice/anti-reproductive health services bill that was passed in the MI House in June.

Last month, we reported on an action day in Lansing to protest the state legislature’s anti-women vote in June and tomorrow’s action will be another attempt to send a message to lawmakers that taking away reproductive rights and services is unacceptable.

Here is what Dani Vilella with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan told us:

On Wednesday, August 15th, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, ACLU of Michigan, AAUW of Michigan, Michigan NOW, and are inviting women’s health supporters to join us at 11:30 am on the Capitol Lawn for a visit to the Senate Gallery. We will once again show the Michigan Senate that “Women are Watching…And We Vote!” Senate Session is scheduled to begin at 12:00 noon. Wear your bright pink! Don’t have your pink T-shirt yet? We will have FREE T-shirts available!

As you know House Bill 5711 passed the full House on June 13 by a vote of 70-39. It was then referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee where it passed on July 26 by a vote of 3-1. The bill now awaits action in the full Senate. The Senate will hold session on only one day this month, Wednesday, August 15th. If passed House Bill 5711 would make the full range of reproductive healthcare services, including abortion care, virtually inaccessible in Michigan.

There is a car pool for people coming from Grand Rapids, just go to the facebook page event to find out more information.

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