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Michigan Right to Life scraps abortion ban ballot drive

Michigan Right to Life scraps abortion ban ballot drive

July 21, 2020 | Riley Beggin

The anti-abortion group acknowledges defeat in a failed ballot drive, after facing the highest signature-gathering hurdle in decades.

Michigan Right to Life abortion ban may fall short on signatures

Michigan Right to Life abortion ban may fall short on signatures

June 15, 2020 | Jonathan Oosting

Right to Life of Michigan did not collect enough valid voter signatures to advance an initiative proposing to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, according to new estimates from the state Bureau of Elections.

Opinion | I’m an OB-GYN. Halting abortions won’t help supply shortage.

Opinion | I’m an OB-GYN. Halting abortions won’t help supply shortage.

April 8, 2020 | Jen Villavicencio

This is no time for putting politics and ideology ahead of patients’ needs, writes a Michigan doctor who offers abortion care during the pandemic.

Opinion | Michigan should shut abortion clinics and use supplies for coronavirus

Opinion | Michigan should shut abortion clinics and use supplies for coronavirus

April 3, 2020 | Genevieve Marnon

Elective abortions are taking place across the state, using up desperately needed gloves, gowns and masks.

Michigan voters may weigh ballot issues on abortion, LGBTQ, lobbying reforms

Michigan voters may weigh ballot issues on abortion, LGBTQ, lobbying reforms

February 10, 2020 | Riley Beggin

A number of hot-button issues could be on the ballot in Michigan in November besides the presidency. Among them: banning some abortions, extending civil rights laws to LGBTQ community and adding disclosure rules to lobbyists.

Michigan Republicans poised to bypass Whitmer, ban abortion procedure

Michigan Republicans poised to bypass Whitmer, ban abortion procedure

December 18, 2019 | Jonathan Oosting

Leaders in Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature are awaiting petition signatures that will allow them to ban a common abortion procedure without signature from Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who opposes the measure.

Opinion | Hey, Bridge, we are not anti-abortion, we are pro-life

Opinion | Hey, Bridge, we are not anti-abortion, we are pro-life

October 2, 2019 | Samantha Wilcoxson

Some readers took issue with Bridge Magazine’s use of ‘anti-abortion’ to describe those opposing abortion rights, calling the widely used label biased. This writer argues the term shortchanges the group’s positive message. 

How Right to Life has dominated Michigan abortion politics since Roe v. Wade

How Right to Life has dominated Michigan abortion politics since Roe v. Wade

September 12, 2019 | Robin Erb, Cheyna Roth, Craig Mauger

In a state that favors abortion rights, the group uses a network of ardent volunteers and the “golden ticket” of its candidate endorsements to restrict abortion access. It hopes to make more gains in 2020.

Planned Parenthood says 42,000 in Michigan at risk from abortion ‘gag rule’

Planned Parenthood says 42,000 in Michigan at risk from abortion ‘gag rule’

August 19, 2019 | Robin Erb

The group said it would withdraw from a federal funding program for low-income patients, citing a rule banning clinics from making abortion referrals to other doctors. Anti-abortion group calls the decision ideological.

Michigan abortion foes can call procedure ‘dismemberment’ on ballot petitions

Michigan abortion foes can call procedure ‘dismemberment’ on ballot petitions

June 20, 2019 | Lindsay VanHulle

The Right to Life-backed group is seeking to ban a common second-trimester procedure known medically as “dilation and evacuation.” A second group is seeking a “fetal heartbeat” ban. Both ballot efforts carry no exceptions for rape or incest.  

Michigan’s abortion rate among nation’s highest. What you need to know.

Michigan’s abortion rate among nation’s highest. What you need to know.

May 22, 2019 | Robin Erb

As lawmakers debate restrictions on abortion in Michigan and elsewhere, a look at numbers that help frame the debate.

New ballot initiative would ban abortions in Michigan after fetal heartbeat

New ballot initiative would ban abortions in Michigan after fetal heartbeat

May 21, 2019 | Riley Beggin

The Michigan Heartbeat Coalition filed a petition that would make it a felony for a doctor to perform an abortion after around six weeks. Currently, abortion is legal until around 24 weeks.

Right to Life of Michigan launches ballot drive to ban abortion procedure

Right to Life of Michigan launches ballot drive to ban abortion procedure

May 15, 2019 | Riley Beggin, Lindsay VanHulle

One day after Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she will veto bills to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure, the anti-abortion group said it has filed paperwork to put the issue to voters in 2020.

Abortion limits pass Michigan House and Senate. What you need to know.

Abortion limits pass Michigan House and Senate. What you need to know.

May 14, 2019 | Riley Beggin

Republican bills would make it a felony for health care providers to perform dilation and evacuation abortions, the most common second-trimester procedure. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vows a veto as Michigan joins other states in abortion battles.  

Michigan Truth Squad: Brian Calley says Bill Schuette once supported abortion

Michigan Truth Squad: Brian Calley says Bill Schuette once supported abortion

May 24, 2018 | Riley Beggin

A campaign ad from Lt. Gov. Brian Calley accuses Republican rival for governor Bill Schuette of flip-flopping on abortion. Schuette calls that a lie, cites anti-abortion voting record.

Are Michigan’s restrictions on gay and abortion rights holding state back?

Are Michigan’s restrictions on gay and abortion rights holding state back?

March 6, 2014 | Chris Andrews

Recent restrictions on gay rights and abortion coverage in Michigan raise questions about whether these laws are stunting the state’s economic recovery, and making it more difficult to attract talent.