From 2019-2020, the topic of abortion has been one of the most pressing issues for the state of Michigan. Every group from Right to Life and Heartbeat Coalition of Michigan to the ACLU, has challenged each other on the legality and morality of second-trimester abortions. Also, there has been more and more discussion about available methods of payment for the abortion pill, so where does Michigan stand today in its legislation?
The Nationwide Conversation
Access to the abortion pill via Medicaid has been a widely debated issue since the creation of the abortion pill, and each state has unique nuances to their laws. Some states only allow abortion coverage in cases of life endangerment, and some states allow exceptions for rape and incest. This topic continues to be examined closely by politicians and women’s health leaders because the impact of this law could make our society look very different. There are so many people working diligently to ensure that the correct decision is made for the woman with an unexpected pregnancy.
Where Does Michigan Stand
Throughout 2020, the state of Michigan has maintained their consistency of not allowing Medicaid to cover the abortion pill. There are several reasons that go into this decision, but more importantly, there are several organizations that are prepared to support women with unexpected pregnancies throughout Michigan. Now more than ever, women must turn to their local Pregnancy Care Center for support. Pregnancy Care Centers offer a wide variety of free resources to women who face unexpected pregnancies.
If you discover you are unexpectedly pregnant, visit the Pregnancy Care Center of Petoskey. We offer pregnancy testing and ultrasounds free of charge. Our services are completely confidential. We care about you and want to help you make the best decision for you and your future. We’ve got your back!