Stories tagged: "reproductive health"

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.

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)
Democrats Take More Action to Protect Reproductive Freedoms in Michigan

Democrats are continuing to protect abortion rights in Michigan this week as state lawmakers advance a bill that outlaws companies from retaliating against employees who receive abortions.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan Executive Director Nicole Wells Stallworth speaks at a press conference in Detroit with former Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards (left) and US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (center).
Overhaul Supreme Court Before Supreme Court Overhauls America, Michigan Leaders Warn

US Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) is calling for sweeping Supreme Court reforms—including adding more judges—to counteract extreme right-wing politics in the nation’s highest court.

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.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate on Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
100 Days Later: What Happens When Voters Put Democrats in Charge of State Government?

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Democrats in the state Legislature have been keeping busy since voters elected them in November.

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.