Health Care

Biden to sign order on out-of-state abortion access

BY: - August 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will sign an executive order Wednesday that aims to help pregnant patients cover the cost of travel to access abortion health care, a senior administrative official said. The executive order does not protect access to abortion, which was overturned in late June by the conservative majority of the Supreme Court […]

Community risk levels rise as Michigan reports 20,173 new COVID-19 cases in the last week

BY: - August 2, 2022

Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Michigan according to a weekly report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Tuesday. The department reports a total of 2,692,485 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, an additional 20,173 cases compared to the previous week’s increase of […]

Circuit Court judge blocks enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban

BY: - August 2, 2022

After the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday that county prosecutors are exempt from the injunction on the 1931 abortion ban, another judge just hours later ordered a temporary restraining order barring the ban from being enforced.  The request for the restraining order came from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who called the Court of Appeals […]

Sen. Peters stresses need for action in Michigan on PFAS during hearing at MSU

BY: and - August 2, 2022

With 224 sites in Michigan, including several military bases, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters called on federal authorities to be more responsive to addressing community concerns over contamination by toxic “forever chemicals.” “Many communities have been waiting far too long for any kind of meaningful action,” Peters (D-Bloomfield Twp.) said Monday during a hearing at Michigan […]

In battle over baby blood, Michigan case could have implications in N.J.

BY: - August 2, 2022

Attorney Philip Ellison’s mission to stop a practice he has characterized as the government preying on new parents began just hours after his son entered the world in the fall of 2017. As nurses did various routine health checks on the newborn, one approached Ellison with a form, demanding a signature for blood testing. “I […]

Four members of U.S. Senate unveil bipartisan bill ensuring nationwide abortion rights

BY: - August 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators released legislation Monday that would codify Roe v. Wade, ensuring pregnant patients throughout the country once again have the right to an abortion.  Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said the measure, […]

Stalled U.S. Senate bill on veterans’ burn pit exposure could be revived this week

BY: - August 1, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate could be on track to advance a bill as soon as Tuesday that would provide veterans exposed to toxic substances overseas with health care and benefits, after a weekend in which outraged veterans camped out on the steps of the Capitol to protest a delay in the legislation.  A Senate […]

Planned Parenthood: the injunction is still in place, abortions are legal

BY: - August 1, 2022

Following a ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals Monday that allows county prosecutors to criminally charge health care providers for performing abortions, Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) wants to make one thing clear: abortions are still legal in the state. The Court of Appeals three-judge panel ruled that the injunction on the state’s 1931 […]

Court ruling will allow county prosecutors to criminally charge providers for abortion

BY: - August 1, 2022

A Monday ruling from the state Court of Appeals gives county prosecutors power to enforce Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban, despite there being an injunction currently blocking the ban from being enforced.  According to the Court of Appeals judges, the injunction put in place by Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher in May only prevents state […]

Biden tests positive for COVID-19 again in ‘rebound’ infection

BY: - July 31, 2022

WASHINGTON — The White House announced that President Joe Biden tested positive again for COVID-19 late Saturday morning in what his physician said represented “rebound” positivity. “The President has experienced no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well,” his physician, Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor, said in a letter to press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released by […]

How Trump’s footprint is all over Michigan’s race for governor

BY: and - July 30, 2022

Days before Michigan’s Republican gubernatorial primary on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump made an announcement some of his supporters had begged him not to do: He just might endorse right-wing media personality Tudor Dixon for governor.  “Giving Tudor Dixon a good, hard look,” Trump wrote Friday morning on Truth Social, the social media company he […]

Sanders rallies with Levin and Tlaib, focuses on economic reform and the Green New Deal

BY: - July 30, 2022

With the primary election only days away, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) traveled to Pontiac, rallying Friday with U.S. Reps. Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) around issues including health care, climate change and economic reform.  “These are outstanding members of the Congress, who every day are fighting for the rights of working […]