Stories tagged: "accountability"


Photo Source: The Michigan State Capitol: A National Historic Landmark
The Will of the 8%: Michigan’s Legislative Loophole

Michigan citizens have more collective power than the Legislature when it comes to passing laws. But a loophole lets MI's Legislature take it away.

A still from the Defend Choice Week of Action ad, "They Said It Themselves."
Want to Fight for Reproductive Freedom? Here’s One Way to Get Involved.

The Democratic Party’s “Defend Choice” Week of Action includes a new TV ad in Michigan that directs viewers to go to DefendChoice.org to get involved in the nationwide effort to protect abortion access. Are you angry that the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion? Are you looking for...

An abortion rights rally at Michigan Capitol in Lansing, 2019. (Rachel Goodhew/ Shutterstock)
A Michigan Nurse Gives an Inside Look at What Losing ‘Roe’ Could Mean for Patients

"I know for a fact that when you make abortion illegal, it does not stop abortion from happening," Labor, delivery and abortion-care nurse Ashia George said. "I worry about the people who will try to do it themselves and maybe are not doing it in a safe manner— they could get injured or die."

FILE PHOTO: A crowd of people gather outside the Supreme Court, early Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Washington. A draft opinion circulated among Supreme Court justices suggests that earlier this year a majority of them had thrown support behind overturning the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion nationwide, according to a report published Monday night in Politico. It's unclear if the draft represents the court's final word on the matter. The Associated Press could not immediately confirm the authenticity of the draft Politico posted, which if verified marks a shocking revelation of the high court's secretive deliberation process, particularly before a case is formally decided. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Conservative Supreme Court Is Poised to Overturn Roe. Here Are Six Things to Know Right Now.

“The words ‘Roe overturned’ are no longer theoretical,” said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. “I want every Michigander to know—no matter what happens in DC, I’m going to fight like hell to protect access to safe, legal abortion in Michigan.”

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A Ray of Transparency: Michigan Takes Baby Steps Toward More Open Government

Michigan gets an F for transparency, experts say. A new order from the governor will improve openness, but the state still has a ways to go.