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Dozens attended a demonstration held at Detroit’s Palmer Park a few hours after the right-wing dominated U.S. Supreme Court decision was announced on Friday regarding the seminal 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. (Ken Coleman/Michigan Advance)
Study: States Protecting Abortion Access Have Higher Minimum Wage, Lower Incarceration Rates

A new study shows that there are direct correlations between a state’s economy and whether residents have access to abortion. And Michigan is, on average, faring better than states that have abortion bans in place. 

Michigan Seniors Call for More Government Action to Lower Drug Costs

A new report found three of four Michigan voters 50 and older take one or more prescription drugs on a regular basis, but many find it difficult or impossible to pay for them.

New Programs Bring Help for Michigan Diabetics Struggling to Afford Insulin

The Inflation Reduction Act caps the cost of insulin for people on Medicare at $35 a month starting in January. It also caps Medicare recipients' out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs at $2,000 a year and allows Medicare to negotiate the cost of some drugs.

Michigan's health officials plan to expand wastewater testing to include polio, shown above. (Centers for Disease Control)
How Michigan is Flushing Its Way to Better Public Health

How wastewater testing during the COVID-19 pandemic helped Michigan prepare to fight other diseases, like polio.

Alpena's DeAnn Roesner talks about how the Inflation Reduction Act will help her afford critical medications.
Opinion: “Seniors Finally Get Relief from High Drug Costs with the Inflation Reduction Act”

"I’m not the only senior forgoing filling their prescriptions; in fact I’m part of the one in four Americans who don’t take their medication as prescribed due to cost."

Voters in November could get an opportunity to add abortion rights to the state constitution.
Are You Striking for Women’s Rights on Friday? Learn Why #DayWithoutUs Is Asking You To 

Organizers in Michigan and across the country are asking people to stay home from work and school this Friday, Sept. 30, in response to Roe v. Wade's overturn.

Ashley Lefebvre and Ian Jones hold the ashes of their baby, who they named Rowan, while posing for a portrait in their home in Clay, N.Y., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. Ashley Lefebvre had a surgical abortion this past May because the baby had Down syndrome and other abnormalities that were likely fatal. The baby would've been the couple's first child. (AP Photo/Lauren Petracca)
These Women Had To End Wanted Pregnancies. Here Are Their Stories.

Women say abortion care for medical reasons doesn't feel like a choice—instead they are forced upon them by the condition of the fetus they carry. And the constant drumbeat of new abortion bans, rulings and news since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade has reopened raw wounds.