Description: The federal health care reform law (Affordable Care Act) enacted in March 2010 requires insurance exchanges be available in all 50 states by 2014. The ACA contains a special provision allowing the states to exclude abortion as a covered benefit. In December 2012, Governor Rick Snyder vetoed the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out bill which passed by wide margins in the Michigan House and Senate. Now a citizens’ initiative is seeking reinstate the opt-out. Karen Walcavage of Washtenaw County Right to Life is here to explain.
President , Washtenaw County Right to Life
Ann Arbor to pay $7K to settle lawsuit from Planned Parenthood protester
Description: A federal judge entered an order permanently halting the enforcement of a City of Ann Arbor, Michigan ordinance that prohibited a pro-life advocate from displaying a “Free Ultrasound” sign in his vehicle, which he parks outside of a local Planned Parenthood. The order also requires the City to pay $7,000 in legal fees and to reimburse the demonstrator the $50 he had to pay in past fines. We talk about this case – and others – with the attorney who argued this case, Rob Muise.
Founder and Attorney , American Freedom Law Center