Anti-abortion proposals await votes in Michigan

Possible legislation this year

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LANSING, Mich. - A majority of lawmakers in the Michigan Legislature have been endorsed by the state's Right to Life organization.

That means it's likely more anti-abortion legislation will be taken up by state lawmakers this year.

Lawmakers approved a state-level ban on a procedure opponents call "partial birth" abortion late last year. Gov. Rick Snyder signed the bill although he's made it clear he wants the Legislature to focus on issues related to improving the state's economy and state government budget.

Among the pending measures are bills that would create a "Choose Life" license plate and legislation that generally would ban abortions after a pregnancy has reached 20 weeks.

Opponents say the bills aim to whittle away at Roe v. Wade, the federal court decision that legalizes abortion.

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