Stories tagged: "abortion"

A new billboard popped up near the Orlando International Airport this week encouraging travelers to turn around and head to Michigan. (Photo Illustration)
New Billboards Urge Florida Visitors to Turn Around and Go to Michigan

Michigan is building on its reputation as the anti-Florida, where its firm protections for reproductive freedom stand in stark contrast to a rigid new abortion ban signed into law in the Sunshine State.

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.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., center left, and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., hold an event to mark 100 days of the Republican majority in the House, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, April 17, 2023. At far right is Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn. In a speech Monday at the New York Stock Exchange, the Republican leader accused President Joe Biden of refusing to engage in budget-cutting negotiations to prevent a debt crisis. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House GOP’s First 100 Days: Few Results, Lots of Unpopular Ideas

House Republicans have spent their first 100 days in power discussing plans to cut social programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and food assistance and conducting half-baked and conspiracy-fueled investigations.

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.