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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.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon supports banning abortion care in Michigan—a scenario that could become much closer to reality if Republicans are elected to Congress in November. (Kyle Kaminski/'Gander Newsroom)
Proposed National Abortion Ban Highlights Future of Reproductive Freedom Under GOP Leadership

Recently proposed legislation makes clear that Republican lawmakers—including those from Michigan—would curtail reproductive freedoms if they take control of Congress. And for voters, that means the future of abortion care will be decided at the polls in November.

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michiganders Will Have the Chance to Vote on Reproductive Freedom in November After High Court Ruling

All Michiganders who are registered to vote—not just politicians and judges—will decide whether reproductive freedoms are constitutionally protected in the state at the General Election on Nov. 8.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan collect signatures for the "Reproductive Freedom for All" ballot initiative at a protest after the draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked. (Source: PPAM Facebook)
Michigan Panel Recommends Abortion Proposal for November Ballot

Michigan's Bureau of Elections recommended that the state's election board give final approval to a ballot initiative seeking to enshrine abortion rights into the state Constitution.

FILE - Health aide Angela Martin helps former Detroit Red Wings star Vladimir Konstantinov into his wheelchair on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in West Bloomfield, Mich. Konstantinov suffered a severe brain stem injury from an accident in a limousine with an impaired driver after a Stanley Cup celebration nearly 25 years ago. He was in danger of losing his 24/7 care he has had for two-plus decades, but major changes in Michigan car insurance law do not apply to people who were severely injured before summer 2019, the state appeals court said Thursday, Aug. 25, 2022. It is a victory for long-term victims of motor vehicle crashes and their care providers. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Long-Term Victims of Car Crashes in Michigan Win Key Court Decision

Major changes in Michigan car insurance law do not apply to people who were catastrophically injured before the summer of 2019, the state appeals court said Thursday.