Protecting the rights of our fellow Michiganders should transcend politics. Preventing greater harm to our family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors based on their gender, skin color, or income should not have a partisan divide.
With abortion access threatened, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is taking steps to ensure easier access to reproductive health. That includes making it easier for Michigan pharmacists to directly prescribe birth control.
Michigan doesn’t require sex ed, so what is taught — and what isn’t — can vary sharply by local school district. Advocates say uncertainty around abortion access in Michigan makes comprehensive sex education more important than ever.
Michigan’s highest court could decide this week whether a ballot petition ensuring abortion rights should be presented to voters in November. Abortion rights and anti-abortion forces are flooding the court with legal briefs over word spacing.
Michigan Bureau of Elections staff on Thursday recommended that Reproductive Freedom for All, a proposal to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution, make the November ballot. However, staff also raised questions about what it could mean for related regulations, if approved.
Promote the Vote and Reproductive Freedom For All called the challenges ‘frivolous’ and “bogus.’ The bipartisan Board of State Canvassers – and perhaps the courts – will decide if the initiatives make the ballot.
An Oakland County judge hears testimony over two days. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer wants to bar enforcement of a 1931 ban on abortion. Some prosecutors contend they should have the right since Roe was overturned.
Some Republican prosecutors want to enforce Michigan’s long-dormant abortion law. A county court judge is currently mulling a request from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s legal team to prevent that while the legality of abortion in Michigan wends through the courts.