Snyder OKs ban on late-term abortion procedure - WNEM TV 5

Snyder OKs ban on late-term abortion procedure

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Legislation to enact a state-level ban on a procedure opponents call "partial birth" abortion has been signed into law by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder.

The law signed Tuesday by the Republican governor comes after multiple failed attempts to put a ban for the procedure into Michigan law. Previous attempts were vetoed by then-Democrat Gov. Jennifer Granholm or rejected by courts.

The late-term abortion procedure already is banned in federal law. Opponents say the federal ban makes the Michigan proposal redundant.

Supporters say a state ban would make it easier to prosecute cases in Michigan and keep the ban in place in case the federal law changes.

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