birth control

SCOTUS hands victories to religious groups in birth control, employment

BY: and - July 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Trump administration effort to exempt employers with religious or moral concerns from complying with a “birth control mandate” in the Affordable Care Act, the President Obama-era law that requires employer-provided insurance plans to cover contraceptives. Reproductive rights advocates say the ruling potentially affects hundreds of thousands […]

From hospital, Justice Ginsburg slams Trump birth control rules

BY: - May 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — Hospitalization for a gallbladder condition didn’t stop U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from assailing Trump administration’s birth control rules on Wednesday. Ginsburg, 87, was hospitalized at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Tuesday night, but was animated as she participated in an oral argument via teleconference surrounding a Trump administration policy that allows […]

Planned Parenthood offers telehealth services for birth control, UTIs

BY: - April 25, 2020

Like many health care providers during the COVID-19 crisis, Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) is now offering telehealth services, including access to birth control and urinary tract infection (UTI) treatment.  “We know that sexual and reproductive health care can’t wait. Everyone is facing challenges and new stresses right now – getting your birth control or […]

Nessel, AGs fight Trump admin on birth control rules

BY: - April 14, 2020

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Pennsylvania in its case defending contraceptive coverage and counseling mandated under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “For millions of women across this country, contraception is a critical part of their health care,” Nessel said. “The Affordable Care […]

Exclusive: 44% of Michigan maternal deaths are preventable. Whitmer has a plan for that.

BY: - January 29, 2020

Michigan ranks 38th in the nation for infant mortality and 30th for maternal mortality. Detroit’s maternal death rate is three times the national average and pregnant Black women are 4.5 times more likely to die than non-Hispanic white women. And 44% of pregnancy-related deaths were preventable, according to a recent analysis by the Michigan Maternal […]


Stories you won’t see anywhere else: The Advance’s best reporting on reproductive rights

BY: - December 27, 2019

Quotable of the Year: “I think so many of these decisions are made in a vacuum with a bunch of men sitting around a table and deciding what a woman’s rights should be, what our access to health care should be — trying to control women by controlling our bodies.” — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Susan […]

From immigration to the ACA: Nessel has joined 12 federal cases, withdrawn from 28 this year 

BY: - December 24, 2019

Dana Nessel became the first Democratic attorney general in Michigan in 16 years and has reversed her GOP predecessor, Bill Schuette, on a number of multi-state actions. In her first year in office, Nessel withdrew from 28 federal cases, including ones siding with conservatives on the Affordable Care Act (ACA), LGBTQ rights, abortion, campaign finance […]


42K Michiganders impacted by Trump admin. abortion ‘gag rule’

BY: - August 21, 2019

As expected, Planned Parenthood announced this week that it was pulling out of Title X, a federal family planning program. The President Donald Trump administration in February announced a new “gag rule” that was widely viewed as being designed to force the group out over its support for abortion rights and redirect funds to faith-based, […]