- Michigan Legislature
- United States of America
In March of 2014, a law has become effective in Michigan that has banned insurance coverage for abortions in private health plans unless the client purchases a separate rider.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, eight states have passed laws similar to this but only two have made these separate riders available. This also increases the cost of an abortion, which now ranges anywhere between $300-$10,000.
These laws send a message to any victim that it is essentially their fault - that they should have anticipated their attack and its aftermath.
We, the undersigned, call on the legislature of Michigan to overturn this "rape insurance" law and provide access to healthcare to every sexual assault victim without prejudice.
The Allow Women Healthcare After Being Attacked petition to Michigan Legislature was written by Haedyn Menzies and is in the category Gender Rights and Issues at GoPetition.