Abortion rights petition drive sets record in Michigan-- what we know
Supporters of a petition to make access to abortion a part of the Michigan constitution submit a record number of signatures Monday. The group submitted 753,000 signatures, well above the threshold, to get the issue on the November ballot.
Blue Cross Blue Shield expands coverage to reimburse travel costs for some services
Blue Cross Blue Shield recently expanded their coverage as an option to reimburse travel costs for some of its services, including abortions. While abortions can still be performed legally in Michigan, that could change after some pending court cases.
Supreme Court decision sparks protest across metro Detroit
Protests continue across the United States Friday night after the Supreme Court made a landmark decision, overturning Roe V. Wade. A crowd of people gathered outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., which can be seen in the video player above. Nearly a thousand protestors showed up at protests in Detroit and Ann Arbor.
Flashpoint Interview: Former US attorney of Michigan discusses trickle effect Roe V. Wade possible removal could have
Barbara McQuade, former U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Michigan, details the trickle effect Roe V. Wade’s possible removal could have on other laws that were once set in place before 1973.
Leaked SCOTUS opinion: A look at the future of abortion in Michigan if Roe is overturned
The right to abortions has been widely debated among Americans and lawmakers alike in recent years -- a debate that has nearly reached a boiling point today, given that the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide this summer whether to overturn a landmark 1973 abortion ruling.
Deep dive: What future of abortion in Michigan looks like if Roe is overturned
The right to abortions has been widely debated among Americans and lawmakers alike in recent years -- a debate that has nearly reached a boiling point today, given a new Texas law that could potentially impact national abortion regulations.
Barrett opposed ‘abortion on demand,’ raising doubts on Roe
President Donald Trump has nominated Barrett to take the seat of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an abortion rights supporter who died last month. White House spokesperson Judd Deere said Barrett already has distinguished her personal views from her responsibility as a judge. “As Judge Barrett said on the day she was nominated, ‘A judge must apply the law as written. In July, the Supreme Court did, in fact, throw out the panel’s ruling and ordered a new look at the case. Last year, the Supreme Court reinstated the fetal remains law, but not the ban on abortions for race, sex and developmental disabilities.