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Michigan Abortion Bill

Bill Would Outlaw Abortion Before Some Women Know They're Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

A package of bills introduced in Michigan's legislature would drastically restrict women's access to abortion -- and may be unconstitutional. Intr...

Gretchen Whitmer Speaks Out On Why She Revealed Her Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Michigan Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D-East Lansing) called out her Republican colleagues Monday for not standing up and defending contro...

Ashley Woods

Scary Fact About Michigan's Abortion Insurance Bill | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Michigan women will have to purchase a separate rider if they want their health insurance to pay for an abortion, after the state's Legislature on We...

Lawmaker Blasts 'One Of The Most Misogynistic Proposals' She's Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Michigan lawmakers are considering a measure that would require women to purchase a separate insurance rider for abortion, even if she became pregnant...

On New Abortion Restrictions, Michigan Legislature Should Let the Voters Decide

Lori Lamerand | Posted 02.02.2014 | Detroit
Lori Lamerand

Last December, the state legislature used the lame duck session to shove through wildly unpopular restrictions on women's health care. Now, as December rolls back around, here comes another dangerous and deeply unpopular measure: A ban on private abortion insurance coverage.

Laura Bassett

Rick Snyder Signs One Michigan Anti-Abortion Bill, Vetoes Another | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed an anti-abortion omnibus bill on Friday that imposes restrictions on abortion clinics and physicians. In a surpri...

What Republican 'Soul-Searching'?

Michael Keegan | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Anybody who was paying the least bit of attention to this year's elections would have noticed that two of the things voters find most repugnant about today's GOP is its blind allegiance to big corporations and its enthusiasm for regulating women's health. Apparently the Republican Party wasn't paying attention.

Laura Bassett

Michigan Abortion 'Super-Bill' Passes State Senate | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

The Michigan Senate passed its version of a controversial abortion bill on Wednesday that would regulate abortion clinics as surgical centers, require...

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Package Barrels Through Michigan Legislature | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

State lawmakers in Michigan are using their lame-duck session to pass a bundle of bills that would significantly restrict women's ability to access an...

Laura Bassett

GOP Lawmaker: Silencing Female Colleague Over Vagina Comments Was Like Putting A Kid in 'Timeout' | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Thousands of women protested when Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield) was banned from speaking on the House Floor for a day after she u...

Meghan McCain Takes Shot At 'Humiliating' GOP Tactics

Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

Meghan McCain spoke out on the debate over the use of the word "vagina" in the Michigan House, telling MSNBC's Ed Schultz that the Republican response...

Michigan House Passes Sweeping Abortion Bill

Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

The Michigan State House of Representatives passed one part of a massive, three-bill omnibus package on Wednesday that would restrict access to aborti...

Planned Parenthood Spokeswoman: Abortion Bill Backers 'Don't Care A Whit About Michigan Women'

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.14.2012 | Detroit

A massive omnibus abortion bill expected to soon go up for a vote in the Michigan House is stirring up emotions on both sides of the debate. Backer...

Laura Bassett

Michigan Abortion Bill Draws Hundreds Of Protesters | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Hundreds of protesters descended on Michigan's Capitol in Lansing on Tuesday to fight sweeping anti-abortion legislation that opponents say would impo...

Laura Bassett

Michigan House Fast-Tracks Anti-Abortion 'Super-Bill' | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics

A massive, 60-page omnibus bill that drastically limits abortion access and could shut down all abortion clinics in the state is being rushed through ...

Laura Bassett

Michigan Bans 'Partial-Birth' Abortions, Which May Not Even Happen In U.S. | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michigan lawmakers passed legislation last week that will ban "partial-birth" abortions, which have been federally outlawed since 2007 a...