Michigan Abortion Services and Referrals Funding Ban 2013 (HB 4161)
This law was last updated on Feb 4, 2014
HB 4161 would have banned the allocation of state funds through grants or contracts to entities that (1) perform abortions; (2) allow the performance of abortions in a facility owned or operated by the entity; (3) refer a pregnant woman to an abortion provider; (4) or adopt or maintain a written policy that abortion is considered part of family planning or reproductive health services.
Existing Michigan law establishes a funding formula the distribution of state and federal funds for family planning or reproductive services in order to direct funds away from entities that participate in abortion services. (See Mich. Comp. Law 333.1091; see also Guttmacher Institute, “Michigan Breaks New Ground in Restricting Family Planning Funds.”)