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Opponents to target Mich. abortion law in 2014

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Incensed Democrats and abortion rights advocates are vowing that Republican lawmakers overreached so much with new restrictions on abortion coverage in Michigan's public and private health insurance plans that it'll cost them in next elections.

A ballot drive to override the law is being considered. If enough signatures are collected, the statewide vote would coincide with November elections and keep the issue fresh in voters' minds.

Those who unsuccessfully lobbied majority Republicans to sidestep the initiative and let voters approve or reject it next year say polling's on their side and women won't forget last week's legislative votes.

But a GOP strategist says Democrats should back off their referendum talk because health care and the federal health care law are winning issues for Republicans in 2014.

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