If you live in MI, you need to get yourself some rape insurance!!!

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Registered: 09-30-2011
If you live in MI, you need to get yourself some rape insurance!!!
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Thu, 12-12-2013 - 12:22pm

I am utterly disgusted by this bill in Michigan!!!  

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/11/michigan-rape-insurance_n_4428432.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003&icid=maing-grid7%7Caim%7Cdl18%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D418423 

Michigan lawmakers passed a controversial measure on Wednesday that will ban all insurance plans in the state from covering abortion unless the woman's life is in danger. The law, which takes effect in March, will force women and employers to purchase a separate abortion rider if they would like the procedure covered, even in cases of rape and incest.

Supporters of the "Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act" argue that it allows people who are opposed to abortion to avoid paying into a plan that covers it. Opponents have nicknamed it the "rape insurance" initiative, because it would force some women to anticipate the possibility of being raped by purchasing the extra abortion insurance ahead of time.

“This tells women who were raped … that they should have thought ahead and planned for it,” said Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing)during debates. “Make no mistake, this is anything but a citizens' initiative. It’s a special interest group’s perverted dream come true.”

 Who the heck do they think they are?  We are supposed to anticipate being raped?????  What idiots, I can't believe that people voted on this to become a law.  Michigan voters need to recall their representatives.

Chelsea

"Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open."

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Registered: 12-26-2013

And if you did buy that insurance--and if you were someday raped, and if there had to be a trial, don't think for one minute that the rapists's attorney would not say that it was obviously consensual, or that you were (wink wink) anticipating it--otherwise you would not have that insurance. That is an absolute outrage.