LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Republican-led Michigan Legislature is scheduled to take action on bills that would create a state ban on a procedure that opponents call "partial-birth abortion."
Proposals that would enact a Michigan-level ban on the late-term procedure are on the agenda Wednesday in both the Senate and the House.
A similar federal ban was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2007. Critics of the Michigan plan say that makes the state proposal redundant.
Michigan lawmakers have tried to enact a state-level ban on the procedure several times in recent years without success because of vetoes from then-Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, as well as court rulings. Republican Rick Snyder succeeded her in January.