HB 5711 (Prolife Bus) voted out of committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard more than 2 hours of testimony regarding House Bill 5711 on Thursday, July 26. HB 5711 is an omnibus bill, also known as the Prolife Bus. The purpose of the Prolife Bus is to hold the abortion industry to the same health and safety standards as other medical providers. Patients’ safety must be put ahead of abortion profits.

The hearing was held in the Farnum Building near the Capitol. Senator Rick Jones chaired the committee. All wanting to provide testimony were provided the opportunity. An overflow room was available for those unable to obtain seating in the packed hearing room.

Many spoke in favor of HB 5711 including prolife individuals and representatives from Right to Life of Michigan and the Michigan Catholic Conference. Other individuals opposed the legislation including representatives from Planned Parenthood, American Civil Liberties Union, National Organization for Women and American Association of University Women.

After testimony was heard, Sen. Rick Jones called for a vote. Jones said, "This issue is too important to not move forward."

HB 5711, the Prolife Bus, was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee with a 3 to 1 vote. Those supporting the legislation included Sen. Rick Jones, Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker and Sen. Tory Rocca. Opposing the bill was Sen. Steve Bieda.

The Michigan House has already overwhelmingly approved HB 5711 (70-39 vote).

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