Gary Glenn and the Campaign for Michigan Families have recently taken issue with Anne Norlander and her stance on homosexual adoption and the morning-after pill. Apparently Norlander is a supporter of both. Read on for the details.
According to the Campaign for Michigan Families:
In 2006, Secretary of State candidate Anne Norlander was a member of the Michigan Women’s Commission and was recorded as present during their March 8, 2006 meeting.
During that meeting (Click Here for the Meeting Minutes), the MWC endorsed House Bill 5399 to allow homosexual couples to adopt children in Michigan. The attached minutes report merely that the motion to endorse was approved, but without a roll call as to how Norlander and other members voted. (Norlander claimed in an e-mail to us that she abstained on that vote, but there is no documentation of whether or how she voted, and to our knowledge, she has not publicly stated her views on homosexual adoption or any other element of homosexual activists’ political agenda. Perhaps other members of the MWC you may know could testify as to whether she voted on the issue, and how.)
MWC also approved a motion — this time seconded by Norlander — to endorse Senate Bills 431 and 432, which would have required all insurance providers in Michigan to provide coverage for any drug or device approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use as a contraceptive.
Our concern with the homosexual adoption legislation is obvious.
The second piece of legislation raises the question of whether it would apply to the morning-after pill, which is potentially an abortifacient instead of or in addition to a contraceptive. Since the legislation requires coverage of “any” FDA-approved drug or device, it seems clear that the bills Norlander endorsed would require providers to subsidize abortifacients.
For example, two weeks ago…
FDA OKs new “morning-after” pill — “Conservatives, Republicans and other critics…say the drug is more akin to an abortion pill than birth control. ‘The FDA opted against including the critical fact that ella can cause an abortion on a baby already implanted in its mother’s womb in the drug labeling information,’ Jeanne Monahan, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, said.” (Reuters, Aug. 13, 2010)