Rep. Friske is voicing his loud and firm disapproval after Senate Bill 147 passed along a party-line vote on Wednesday afternoon. SB 147, expands Elliot-Larsen protections to elective abortions, mandating that employers and healthcare companies would have to pay for benefited employees to get abortions the same as a medical appointment.
“This goes beyond the pro-life/pro-choice debate,” said Rep. Friske. “This clearly violates the rights of employers and healthcare providers to not pay for elective abortions. Abortion is a terrible, infanticidal practice that I am 100% opposed to as a Christian. How could you force me or anyone in this state or nation to pay for something that they fundamentally know is wrong?”
Rep. Friske previously spoke out in hard opposition to the legalization of late-term abortion in Michigan, as well as lifting the ban on abortion pills across the state.
“This non-stop train of pro-death policies in Lansing is a total disaster for life,” stated Rep. Friske. “We’ve been told by our pro-abortion colleagues for years that they wanted abortion to be ‘safe, legal, and rare’. Now that Lansing Democrats have assumed power, we see that their real agenda was never ‘pro-choice’ it is and always has been anti-life. I pray that this madness ends.”
“The citizens of the Upper Peninsula are honest and hard-working,” said Friske, R-Charlevoix. “They know a bad idea when they see one. They are telling us these bills are a terrible idea. I’m proud of the people who sent me to Lansing, and I’m proud to stand with them in opposition of this radical legislation.”
Rep. Friske presented local Northern Michigan hero Pat Rickley with a tribute on Saturday, May 20, after it had been announced that Rickley was retiring after 30 years of service with the Mackinac Bridge Authority. As a toll collector, Pat has been a beloved icon of the bridge for three decades and is well known […]
Yesterday, Rep. Frisk introduced a new Pro-Life bill package. The package is listed below: HJR C – Joint Resolution to amend the Michigan Constitution to remove the Right to Reproductive Freedom for All (Proposal 3) Amendment from the State Constitution HB 4683 – A bill to reinstitute revised 1931 Ban on abortion (with rare exception […]
Rep. Friske is publicly announcing his disapproval over Michigan’s upcoming $81 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2024. Last week, 17 appropriations bills for the budget passed the House on party-line votes. “It’s bad enough that this is the biggest and most expansive budget in Michigan history,” said Rep. Friske. “But House Democrats have also injected […]