Michigan Democrats are calling on Gov. Rick Snyder (R) to denounce legislation introduced by Republicans in the state House that would require women to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound before an abortion.
"Rick Snyder should come out publicly and denounce this extreme, Tea Party bill, which would invade women’s privacy and endanger their health with an unnecessary medical procedure,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer said in a statement. "It’s time for Michigan Republicans to stop intruding on a woman’s relationship with her doctor and start focusing on jobs and the economy. Snyder says he wants to move forward from the divisiveness of the lame duck session. He can make progress toward that goal by stating for the record that he will veto this legislation if Lansing Republicans put it ‘on the agenda’ and send it to his desk."
TPM reached out to the governor's office again Thursday but did not immediately get a response.