Stories tagged: "abortion rights"

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing in 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan Republicans Are Trying to Roll Back Reproductive Rights. It’s Not Going to Work.

Republican lawmakers introduced bills to repeal reproductive freedoms in Michigan. Apparently nobody told them the state constitution—and millions of Michiganders—won’t let that happen.

FILE - Three members of the Women's March group protest in support of access to abortion medication outside the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 in Amarillo, Texas. Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Texas judge who sparked a legal firestorm with an unprecedented ruling halting approval of the nation's most common method of abortion, Friday, April 7, 2023, is a former attorney for a religious liberty legal group with a long history pushing conservative causes. (AP Photo/David Erickson)
What the Latest Abortion Pill Ruling Means for You

The 5th Circuit’s ruling maintains mifepristone’s availability for now, but severely limits access in ways that could harm patients seeking abortion care.

People march through downtown Amarillo to protest a lawsuit to ban the abortion drug mifepristone on Feb. 11, 2023, in Amarillo, Texas. (AP Photo/Justin Rex, File)
What’s the Deal With Abortion Medication in Michigan?

Access to abortion medication could be thrown into jeopardy following conflicting rulings from judges in Texas and Washington. But Democrats in Michigan are still fighting to keep it protected.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to a crowd at Adventure Outdoors gun store, Thursday, March 30, 2023, in Smyrna, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Florida Leaders Warn Michiganders Not To Buy What DeSantis ‘Is Trying To Sell’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking his extremist politics on the road as he prepares to launch a potential presidential campaign. The next stop? Michigan, which under Democratic leadership, stands in sharp contrast to the political landscape in Florida. 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is joined by Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, bill sponsors and other activists in repealing Michigan's abortion ban. (Courtesy/Governor Gretchen Whitmer)
‘The Right Thing to Do’: Michigan’s 1931 Abortion Ban is Officially Toast

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed bipartisan legislation this week that officially repealed Michigan's unenforceable ban on abortions—solidifying what voters decided on Proposal 3.

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Michigan Democrats to Repeal Last Remnants of 1931 Abortion Ban

Legislation that would erase an unenforceable abortion ban in Michigan is now headed to a vote in the state Senate after advancing from a committee on Wednesday.

An abortion rights demonstrator tries to block an anti-abortion group at the Women's March, which largely focused on abortion rights, at Freedom Plaza in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)
Republicans Want to Create a Government-Run, Anti-Abortion Website and Collect Pregnant Women’s Personal Information

Republicans have introduced a bill that would create a federal anti-abortion website that provides misleading information about abortion, directs women to health “centers” that pressure them not to have abortions, and could even collect their personal information to share with anti-abortion groups.