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State Law 'Punishing Women For Being Women' Goes Into Effect

The Huffington Post | Ashley Woods | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Starting Thursday in Michigan, a woman must purchase an additional insurance policy if she wants reimbursement for an abortion, unless her life is at ...

The Most Misogynistic Law I've Ever Seen

Gretchen Whitmer | Posted 02.22.2014 | Politics
Gretchen Whitmer

I'm one of only four women currently serving in the Michigan Senate and to say there's an "old boys club" mentality in our Capitol Building would be putting it mildly. So, I made the decision to put a face directly in front of them: my own.

Lawmaker Bravely Reveals She Was Victim Of Rape In Emotional 'Abortion Insurance' Debate

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Before her colleagues voted a controversial bill restricting abortion insurance into law, Michigan Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer (D- East La...

Laura Bassett

Michigan 'Rape Insurance' Bill Passes Into Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.14.2014 | Politics

Michigan lawmakers passed a controversial measure on Wednesday that will ban all insurance plans in the state from covering abortion unless the woman'...

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...