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‘It would force me to lie to patients’: Republicans consider so-called abortion pill reversal legislation

BY: - July 24, 2021

The latest anti-abortion bill introduced in the Michigan Legislature would require physicians to inform patients who are getting medication abortions of a medically unproven procedure known as abortion pill reversal (APR).  Some doctors are concerned that this legislation, if passed, would require them to lie to patients and give them unsound medical advice.  On June […]

Here’s what could happen in Michigan if Roe v. Wade is overturned

BY: - July 18, 2021

In 1973, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade granted Americans the constitutional right to access a safe and legal abortion.  But in May, the Supreme Court, which is considered to have the most right-wing tilt in decades, agreed to hear arguments on a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks, Dobbs […]

House panel mulls bill requiring medical providers to give anti-abortion information

BY: - June 24, 2021

The House Health Policy Committee held a hearing Thursday morning on a bill that would require medical providers to provide anti-abortion information and offer abortion reversal procedures that opponents say are unsafe for pregnant people.  The committee did not vote on the bill Thursday. House Bill 5086, introduced by Sue Allor (R-Wolverine), also known as […]

Peters, Stabenow vote no on Barrett SCOTUS nomination

BY: - October 27, 2020

Conservative Judge Amy Coney Barrett was, as expected, confirmed Monday to the U.S. Supreme Court in a mostly party-line 52-48 vote, with U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) crossing over to vote no. President Trump held a ceremonial swearing-in event for Barrett at the White House Monday evening, eight days before the Nov. 3 election. Her […]

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Abortion ban fails in Michigan 

BY: - July 21, 2020

Right to Life of Michigan announced Tuesday that it is ending a petition drive to ban the dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure after the Michigan Bureau of Elections (BOE) said the petition did not have enough valid signatures. “Instead of focusing on court challenges regarding the counting process, we will be focusing on the […]

Roberts joins Supreme Court’s four liberal judges in striking down Louisiana abortion law

BY: - June 29, 2020

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have severely limited access to abortion in Louisiana and opened the door to further abortion limitations around the country. Enacted in 2014 by the Louisiana state Legislature, the law would have required physicians […]

Anti-abortion group given 2nd chance for petition

BY: - June 18, 2020

After Michigan Bureau of Elections (BOE) staff reviewed a 500-signature sample for an anti-abortion petition and deemed that an insufficient amount of signatures were valid, the Board of State Canvassers voted unanimously Thursday to give the group a second chance and pull a larger sample of signatures. Michigan Values Life, a coalition of anti-abortion groups […]

State review: Anti-abortion petition falls short by 7K signatures

BY: - June 15, 2020

After a review of signatures by the Bureau of Elections (BOE), the initiative aimed to ban the dilation and evacuation abortion procedure (D&E) filed by Michigan Values Life, a coalition of anti-abortion groups, is over 7,000 signatures short of the required amount.  Because of the shortcomings, BOE staff recommends that the Board of State Canvassers […]

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Column: Being pro-life has to be more than a slogan

BY: - June 5, 2020

As of this writing, almost 5,600 Michiganders have died as a result of the novel coronavirus.  Those are people – living, breathing humans who had families and jobs and hopes and dreams. They’re gone, and hardly a word has been uttered on their behalf. It’s disappointing, but not surprising, to see the “pro-life” conservatives in […]

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Planned Parenthood challenges abortion ban ballot signatures

BY: - June 2, 2020

A significant amount of signatures to ban the dilation and evacuation abortion procedure (D&E) filed by Michigan Values Life, a coalition of anti-abortion groups, including Right to Life of Michigan, were found to be invalid. That’s the argument from the Coalition to Protect Access to Care (CPAC), a ballot committee formed by Planned Parenthood Advocates […]

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 […]

With an eye on the 2020 election, hundreds brave winter storm for Lansing Women’s March 

BY: - January 18, 2020

In winter coats and holding cardboard signs, hundreds came to the Women’s March Saturday in Lansing, despite the rain and snow.  Speakers on the Capitol steps talked about changes they hoped to come from the 2020 presidential election, and the courage it takes from everyone to demand better from those in power. Several state advocacy […]