Rally for Women's Health
On March 30, Vice-President Mike Pence broke a tie vote in the Senate, allowing states to block funding for family planning clinics that also provide abortions.
Michigan legislators are already fighting to pass laws that will cut this crucial funding.
-The Hyde Amendment already prevents federal dollars from funding abortion services.
-Clinics like Planned Parenthood are not a line item in the government’s budget. They are reimbursed through Medicaid.
-When clinics are prevented from receiving funding through Medicaid, low-income men and women are prevented from receiving vital preventative health services.
-Health care costs will actually go up to cover unplanned pregnancies, cancer, STIs, and other preventable conditions.
-Women will lose control over their bodies and their economic freedom.
-This is an ineffective attempt to stop abortions that actually hurts the people of Michigan and our economy.
Stand with the Women Organize Michigan at the Michigan State Capitol to stand up for women’s health. We’ll send a powerful message to our lawmakers that we won’t let them take away our rights and harm our families and economy in the process.