The abortion debate continues in the states where abortion has been legalized, with anti-choice lawmakers targeting reproductive rights.
On Monday, two anti-abortion lawmakers introduced bills that would restrict abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
The bills, introduced in Indiana and Michigan, would prohibit abortions after the point of viability and would require women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound, which they would have to pay for.
In addition, Indiana’s Senate will be taking up the measure on Wednesday.
The Michigan House will be considering it on Tuesday.
The anti-choicers argue that the bills are a thinly veiled attempt to shut down access to abortion and that they are part of a campaign to impose an “anti-woman” culture.
Indiana is the only state in the country where abortions are currently legal after 20 days, but the legislation is set to expire in January.
The two anti, anti-woman bills have been promoted by right-wing groups, including the anti-life Indiana Family Institute and the American Family Association, which are both registered 501(c)(4) organizations.
The groups claim that the abortion laws are necessary to protect women from the “social engineering” of government that they claim has targeted women and their families.
According to the Center for Medical Progress, there have been over 700,000 abortions since Roe v.
Wade was decided in 1973.
In the U.S., women make up a majority of the population.
According to the Pew Research Center, a majority (55%) of Americans who believe abortion should be legal have a negative view of the procedure.
The Michigan measure would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
The bill states that a woman’s health is not “at risk” when the fetus has a heartbeat or “significant” brain damage.
It also prohibits abortions after 10 weeks of gestation.
A statement released by the Michigan Democratic Party said the bills were part of an effort by “anti abortion politicians and their allies” to impose a “radical, anti woman” culture in the state.
The legislation is being introduced by state Rep. Steve Dittmer, who represents a district that includes parts of Michigan and is a “pro-life Republican.”
He says the bill is “part of a nationwide effort by pro-abortion politicians and anti-women legislators” to restrict women’s access to reproductive health care.
According the Michigan Department of Health, women can access emergency contraception and have an “abortion is not the answer” method of birth control that includes intrauterine devices and implants.
However, Dr. Jennifer A. Blevins, director of Michigan’s Women’s Health Program at the University of Michigan Medical School, told the Detroit News that the “lack of information on the availability of abortion services in the United States” means women may face difficulties obtaining them.
“It is not uncommon for women who have been denied access to these services to seek them, sometimes for months, and the state may be unable to provide them,” Blevin said.