Michigan abortion restrictions

Democratic State Senator Gretchen Whitmer and former Republican lawmakers Joe Schwarz and Shirley Johnson quoted in article

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

A Michigan anti-abortion group says it has turned in more than 315,000 petition signatures. The Gongwer News Service says the initiative my Right to Life is aimed at preventing employers from offering abortion coverage in their health plans. Employees would be forced to by a rider to their policy at extra cost.

Supporters of the measure need 258,088 valid signatures to put the measure before lawmakers.

Bill requiring vaginal ultrasound before abortion is off the table, but several other measures have been introduced

State House and Senate did not adjourn until 4:30a.m.