Abortion opponents have turned in more than 315,000 petition signatures calling on the Legislature to place new restrictions on health coverage.

Abortion foes in Michigan have been given the go-ahead to launch a petition drive.

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Any bill requiring a woman seeking an abortion to get a transvaginal ultrasound will not pass the state House.

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Health insurers would only be able to cover elective abortions through optional rider plans under legislation in the state Senate.

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A number of abortion-related bills that died last year are resurfacing in the state Legislature.