Stories tagged: "reproductive health"


FILE = Containers of the medication used to end an early pregnancy sit on a table inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, Oct. 29, 2021, in Fairview Heights, Ill. A report released Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 says most U.S. abortions are now done with pills rather than surgery. The trend spiked during the pandemic as telemedicine increased and pills by mail were allowed. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Everything You Need to Know About Medication Abortion in Michigan

Searches for medication abortion and prescription requests for abortion pills have skyrocketed following the May 2 Supreme Court opinion leak. We asked Michigan OB/GYN, Dr. Halley Crissman, to talk about how medication abortion works. 

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Michigan Senators Show Their Support for Bill Guaranteeing Americans the Right to Abortion Care

"I strongly support the women of this country," Sen. Stabenow said Wednesday ahead of her vote in support of the Women's Health Protection Act.

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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."

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 Still-Active 1931 Statute Could Soon Ban Abortions in Michigan. This Lawsuit Aims to Fix That.

“We believe that women in Michigan … have an affirmative right to make their own healthcare decisions, including whether or not they choose to have an abortion,” Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist told The ‘Gander.

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EXCLUSIVE: 66% of Americans Think the Government Shouldn’t Interfere in Reproductive Rights, According to New Poll

If the US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, more than 2 million people could lose the ability to make their own family planning choices in Michigan. A 1931 law banning abortion across the state remains on the books and would likely go back into effect.

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New Poll: Michiganders Want More Birth Control Access, Not Less

All three Republican candidates for Michigan Attorney General recently said they believed that a Supreme Court ruling allowing married couples to buy and use contraception without risk of prosecution was wrongly decided.