Right to Life

What will happen to telemedicine abortion in Michigan if Roe v. Wade is overturned?

BY: - September 15, 2021

Following a U.S. Supreme Court opinion earlier this month allowing a Texas abortion ban to go into effect, many people across the country are considering what their future options may be for safe, legal abortions.  It’s the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S. to go into effect, banning abortions as early as six weeks […]

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6 Michigan GOP lawmakers sign brief to overturn Roe v. Wade

BY: - July 30, 2021

Six Michigan Republican members of Congress signed on to an amicus brief Thursday seeking to overturn Roe v. Wade. 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 v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization.  U.S. […]

‘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 […]

Senate adopts bigger $2.3B COVID plan laced with ‘political poison pill’ for Whitmer

BY: and - March 2, 2021

The Michigan Senate passed on Tuesday a new $2.3 billion supplemental funding bill for COVID-19 relief that also contains what Democrats referred to as a “political poison pill.” Last week, the Senate passed a smaller $727 million plan, Senate Bill 114. In December, Congress passed another $5.6 billion in COVID relief that has not been […]

Senate Republicans unveil COVID-19 relief plan, significantly less than Whitmer and House GOP plans

BY: - February 9, 2021

Senate Republicans rolled out their $2 billion COVID-19 relief package Tuesday. Unsurprisingly, it looks different than what Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has in mind. Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Jim Stamas (R-Midland) says the funding will go toward increasing COVID-19 testing, distributing vaccines and supporting students, frontline workers, small businesses and unemployed Michiganders.  “This plan is […]

Pew study: Majority of Michiganders support legal abortion

BY: - October 28, 2020

A recent study found that a majority of Michiganders support legal abortion. Pew Research Center surveyed people from all 50 states to evaluate if abortion laws are congruent with voters’ views.  Of the people surveyed from Michigan, 54% said they believe abortion should be legal in all or most cases.  In 20 states, a majority […]

COMMENTARY

Susan J. Demas: The majority backs Whitmer’s pandemic actions. But it could only take 3% to stop her.

BY: - September 14, 2020

If I were governor, most things would still be shut down in Michigan, including outdoor dining, malls and gyms that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has allowed to open with restrictions. It would be easy, because as a longtime female political columnist, I’m quite comfortable being resented and hated, but that’s also why few journalists ever succeed […]

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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 […]

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 […]

It’s not just Michigan: A state-by-state look at abortion laws across the country 

BY: - February 19, 2020

Two anti-abortion groups have been pushing ballot initiatives since last summer in Michigan, part of a trend of new abortion limits and bans all across the country.  The Michigan Values Life petition, proposed by Right to Life of Michigan, would ban the dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortion procedure, which it calls “dismemberment abortion.”  The Michigan […]