right to life

If lawmakers don't act on proposed law it would go on 2014 statewide ballot

Legislature has 40 days to vote on the bill, otherwise it will go on statewide ballot

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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.