Michigan Emergency Contraception Education Act (SB 172)
This law was last updated on Nov 18, 2018
SB 172 would require the health department to develop and disseminate to the public information on emergency contraceptives. The information should at least include a description of emergency contraceptives, and an explanation of the use, safety, efficacy, and availability of emergency contraceptives.
The health department would also be required to develop and disseminate this information to health care professionals and health facilities, along with a recommendation regarding the use of emergency contraceptives in specific, appropriate cases.
The bill includes legislative findings that emergency contraception does not cause abortion, that the use of emergency contraception could cut the number of unintended pregnancies by half, thus reducing the need for abortion, and that a public awareness campaign will help remove barriers to emergency contraception.