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a sign that says "stop abortion now" and another that says "keep abortion legal"
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Right to Life of Michigan has submitted many thousands of petition signatures in an effort to adopt a state law to ban a medical procedure used to terminate pregnancies.

The procedure’s medical name is dilation and evacuation.

Rick Pluta / Michigan Public Radio

Right to Life of Michigan has submitted what it says is enough signatures to move a proposed abortion ban on to state legislators, and the ACLU of Michigan says it’s already planning a court challenge.

The proposal would ban an abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation, the most common method used during the second trimester of pregnancy.

Inside the doctor's office.
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Legislation to ban a second-trimester abortion procedure is on its way to the full Michigan state House.

Tuesday, on a largely party-line vote, the House Judiciary committee approved two bills (HB 4320 & HB 4321) banning the medical procedure dilation and evacuation, also known as D&E.