Governor Snyder Signs Abortion Law - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Governor Snyder Signs Abortion Law

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This afternoon Governor Snyder signed an abortion law.

The new law requires certain abortion facilities to get a state license as a freestanding outpatient surgical facility.

Patients would have to go to counseling with a health professional to make sure they aren't being forced to get an abortion.

Supporters say the law will protect women but others call it an assault on women's rights.

Snyder also vetoed to end Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's tax-exempt status and turn it into a customer-owned nonprofit.

He objects to provisions added by lawmakers preventing insurers from providing elective abortion coverage to employees.