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An abortion rights rally at Michigan Capitol in Lansing, 2019. Photo by Rachel Goodhew/ Shutterstock
A Michigan Nurse Gives an Inside Look at What Losing ‘Roe’ Could Mean for Patients

"I know for a fact that when you make abortion illegal, it does not stop abortion from happening," Labor, delivery and abortion-care nurse Ashia George said. "I worry about the people who will try to do it themselves and maybe are not doing it in a safe manner— they could get injured or die."

A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court, early Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington. A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a report published Monday night in Politico. It's unclear if the draft represents the court's final word on the matter. The Associated Press could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the draft Politico posted, which if verified marks a shocking revelation of the high court's secretive deliberation process, particularly before a case is formally decided. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Conservative Supreme Court Is Poised to Overturn Roe. Here Are Six Things to Know Right Now.

“The words ‘Roe overturned’ are no longer theoretical,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “I want every Michigander to know—no matter what happens in DC, I’m going to fight like hell to protect access to safe, legal abortion in Michigan.”

FILE–Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Explainer: Gov. Whitmer Kidnapping Trial Updates

A month has passed since one of the country’s highest-profile domestic terrorism cases ended with no conviction by the jury. If you haven’t been paying attention to this historic domestic terrorism case, here’s a summary of key developments you may have missed.

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A Still-Active 1931 Statute Could Soon Ban Abortions in Michigan. This Lawsuit Aims to Fix That.

“We believe that women in Michigan … have an affirmative right to make their own healthcare decisions, including whether or not they choose to have an abortion,” Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist told The ‘Gander.

This photo combo of images provided by the Kent County Sheriff shows Daniel Harris, left, and Brandon Caserta in booking photos. On Friday, April 8, 2022, jurors acquitted Harris and Caserta of all charges in a plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, but couldn’t reach verdicts against the two alleged leaders. In addition, Harris was acquitted of charges related to explosives and a gun. (Kent County Sheriff via AP, File)
‘There Must Be Accountability’: The Verdict Is in for Two of the Four Men Charged With Plotting to Abduct Michigan’s Governor

“We need to be honest and clear about what causes violence by extremists and do all we can to address the root cause of it.”

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Michigan to Receive ‘Crucial’ Funds to Fight Opioids

Every year, more Michigan residents die from opioids than car crashes. Now, a historic court settlement could help communities save lives.

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No Killing Wolves in Michigan: A Court Case Just Reversed a Trump Decision

The comeback of Michigan wolves was used as evidence to remove them from the endangered species list. That decision was just overturned.