Stories tagged: "abortion"


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, center, delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate as Senate Majority Leader Winnie Brinks, D-Grand Rapids, left, and House Speaker Joe Tate, D-Detroit, listen, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
State of the State: 7 Ways State Government Can (and Will) Help Michiganders in 2023

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday addressed the Michigan House and Senate to announce plans and policies designed to bolster resources for public schools and children, provide tax relief for parents and families, expand civil rights protections in Michigan, and much (much) more. 

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Op-Ed: Michigan’s Young People Showed Up for Prop 3—Now Let’s Keep Working Together for Repro Rights

Opinion: You name it, we did it. Now we're asking you to keep the fight going.

Abortion rights protesters attend a rally outside the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich., on June 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Democratic Majority Keeps Abortion Access Center Stage in Lansing

Democratic lawmakers who won full control of state government in Michigan have put abortion access at the top of their agenda in the 2023 legislative session.

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Top Stories: 8 Big Michigan Headlines from 2022

These top stories from 2022 will shape 2023 in Michigan.

A growing number of faith leaders are throwing their support behind Proposal 3 in Michigan.
Michigan Clergy Endorse Proposal 3 in Last-Minute Conservative Shift

More than a dozen faith leaders from a wide range of denominations from across the state gathered for a summit of sorts to encourage Michiganders to vote yes on Proposal 3 on Nov. 8—joining a growing list of conservative voices who now support the initiative to protect reproductive freedom.

Danilo Gurovich is a strategic technology architect in Marine City, Michigan.
Op-Ed: ‘My grandmother died from an illegal abortion.’

"My grandmother was a hardworking subsistence farmer and mother to three children. When she bled on her bed from a botched abortion, she became one of thousands of women to lose their lives to the criminalized procedure."

Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden will be taking a seat at the Michigan Supreme Court come January. Photo: Kyra Harris Bolden
‘The stakes couldn’t be higher’: Abortion, democracy and the woman who could be Michigan’s first Black woman justice

“I did not raise my hand initially to run for Michigan Supreme Court and be pregnant,” Bolden, holding her now eight-week-old daughter Emerson, said. “That was not on my radar.”