A conservative majority of justices overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which established a federal right to abortion. In a series of opinions, the nine-member court revealed deep divisions within their ranks.
Michigan was poised to outlaw most abortions after Roe fell, but a judge recently suspended the state’s 1931 abortion ban. While that case is sorted out, clinics expect more out-of-state patients at Michigan clinics to get the procedure.
As Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, Michigan has had the fifth-highest rate in the nation, even though there are no clinics in most counties. Maps, charts explain who is getting the procedure and where.
Barbara Listing of Right to Life and Renee Chelian, an abortion-rights advocate, have battled for more than four decades over abortion access. But they agree that a rejection of Roe v. Wade may change Michigan abortion policy in unexpected ways.
Many GOP voters favor exceptions for rape and incest — and many Democratic ones oppose late-term abortions. Such nuance is absent among policymakers, complicating efforts to make laws about the procedure.
How will Michiganders get abortions if they’re illegal here? Paula Thornton Greear, the first Black woman to lead the state agency, says Planned Parenthood has a plan. Plus: Her first sex talk with Mom down Nine Mile and the agency’s first gender-affirming treatment program.
Amid soaring signature prices and forgery scandals, multiple citizen-driven initiatives were disqualified for the November ballot. Several others remain in the race — for now. Here’s what you need to know.
A Michigan abortion ban would hurt the state’s ability to attract talented workers, according to Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is using the Mackinac Policy Conference to encourage business leaders to speak out.