Judge to consider extending temporary order blocking Michigan prosecutors from enforcing abortion ban
An Oakland County Circuit Court judge on Wednesday afternoon will hear arguments for and against extending a temporary restraining order that is currently blocking the enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban post Roe.
Abortion Bans Have Serious Consequences For Wanted Pregnancies, Too : Consider This from NPR : NPR
Since the fall of Roe v. Wade, a dozen states have implemented laws banning or severely restricting abortion. Those laws have consequences for wanted pregnancies, too. NPR's Carrie Feibel brings us the story of a woman in Texas whose pregnancy took a sudden turn. Because of the state's abortion law, her case became a medical crisis. This episode also includes reporting from NPR's Sarah McCammon and Melissa BlockIn participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rapid, opposing court decisions demonstrate tenuous legality of abortion in Michigan
A pendulum swing of decisions within hours Monday demonstrated how tenuous the legality of abortion is in Michigan. This means, for now, county prosecutors cannot file criminal charges against abortion providers. Kallman cited a 1997 Michigan Court of Appeals case addressing the state’s 1993 informed consent law. Separately, the circuit court judge will determine whether a preliminary injunction is warranted. Kallman said his clients will obey a court order.mlive.com
Bipartisan compromise bill would restore abortion rights
A bipartisan group of senators is pushing compromise legislation to restore abortion access in the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a long shot effort to put a majority of the Senate on the record opposing the decision. While the bill is not expected to pass — and is unlikely to even get a vote — the legislation introduced by two Republicans and two Democrats on Monday is intended to send a signal to state legislatures and the public that a majority of the Senate supports codifying Roe, even if they can’t get the necessary 60 votes to pass it in the 50-50 Senate.news.yahoo.com
Jim Harbaugh says he’d help raise baby if family, someone in program had unplanned pregnancy
University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh, who spoke out against abortion last week, said in an interview that in the event of an unplanned pregnancy in his family or football program, he’d be open to raising the child.
CVS asks pharmacists in some states to verify prescriptions will not end pregnancy
CVS Health is asking pharmacists in some states to verify that a few of the prescriptions they provide will not be used end a pregnancy. DeAngelis said state laws that restrict the dispensing of medications used for abortions have forced the company to start the validations. DeAngelis said CVS Health will still fill prescriptions for miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies, which grow outside the womb and are not viable. “We will continue to focus on delivering care to our patients while complying with state laws and federal guidance that continues to evolve,” DeAngelis said in an email. Methotrexate also is used to treat several types of cancers as well as rheumatoid arthritis, according to the Mayo Clinic.mlive.com
YouTube to remove videos spreading abortion falsehoods
YouTube will begin removing misleading videos about abortion in response to falsehoods being spread about the procedure that is being banned or restricted across a broad swath of the U.S. The move announced Thursday by the Google-owned video site comes about a month after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the case that had protected the legality of abortion in the country for nearly 50 years.
Schumer seeks enough GOP votes to pass same-sex marriage bill
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he is working to get sufficient Republican support for the Senate to pass a bill that would federally protect same-sex marriages. Republican support for the measure, whose Senate sponsors include Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), appeared to be growing Wednesday, a day after the House passed a bill with the support of 47 Republicans.washingtonpost.com
House passes bill to protect same-sex marriages in response to Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling
WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade abortion access could jeopardize other rights criticized by many conservative Americans. In a robust but lopsided debate, Democrats argued intensely in favor of enshrining marriage equality in federal law, while Republicans steered clear of openly rejecting gay marriage. Instead leading Republicans portrayed the bill as unnecessary amid other issues facing the nation.mlive.com
Doctor in 10-year-old’s abortion case takes 1st legal step against Indiana AG
Lawyer Kathleen DeLaney filed a notice of tort claim against Todd Rokita (R) on behalf of Caitlin Bernard for “false and misleading statements” about the OB/GYN in the days after she shared how she helped the 10-year-old, who traveled to Indiana for an abortion.washingtonpost.com
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin physicians are traveling to Illinois to provide abortions, increasing access to the procedure after the fall of Roe v. Wade
Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin suspended abortion services after June 24, when the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that guaranteed the right to terminate a pregnancy.chicagotribune.com
Poll: Where Michigan voters stand on abortion ruling, contraception, SCOTUS job approval
A majority of Michigan voters disapprove of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and most believe the court is delving into politics, not legal reasoning, according to a new WDIV/Detroit News poll.
Live stream: Reproductive Freedom for All submits 753K signatures in favor of Michigan abortion rights
Groups seeking to codify the right to abortion care in Michigan have submitted a record number of signatures in favor of a ballot initiative that would put the vote up to Michiganders this fall. Watch them speak live.
GOP-led Michigan Legislature calls abortion a ‘medically unnecessary procedure’ in injunction appeal
Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature is asking the state Court of Appeals to lift a temporary injunction that is blocking the enforcement of the state’s 1931 abortion ban, keeping abortion legal in Michigan following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Michigan AG: Abortion care ‘cannot be prosecuted’ while injunction in place
With confusion and uncertainty over abortion laws and abortion care circulating throughout the state, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is reminding residents and health care providers that abortion is currently legal in the state.
Beaumont-Spectrum Health backtracks on abortion guidance, says current policy will continue
After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, Michigan’s largest health system, Beaumont-Spectrum Health, said it would discontinue most abortion services, despite the fact that the procedure remains legal in the state.
Whitmer urges Michigan Supreme Court to consider lawsuit on 1931 abortion law after Roe overturned
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer filed a motion urging the state’s Supreme Court to consider her lawsuit challenging the 1931 abortion law following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.