Women's Rights

Liberal Supreme Court justices challenge abortion restrictions in high-stakes case

WASHINGTON — The liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared highly skeptical of a Louisiana law that restricts abortion access as the justices...

Nessel fights Trump proposals for women, LGBTQs

Women and members of the LGBTQ community have become the targets of two federal proposals aiming to roll back anti-discriminatory protections, according to Michigan...

New civil rights chief to be chosen next week

After more than six months without a permanent executive director, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR) will have its final candidate for the...

Major abortion case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a high-profile abortion case that’s rooted in Louisiana but could have major...

Dems berate Betsy DeVos at heated Capitol Hill hearing, Moolenaar defends...

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats tore into the President Trump administration’s annual budget request for the Department of Education at a hearing on Capitol...

GOP Senate nixes another Whitmer appointee in continued standoff

Another Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointee to the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) was rejected by the GOP-controlled Michigan Senate on Thursday.  Former Grand Rapids Mayor George...

GOP previews 2020 messaging, but Senate nixes 2 late-term abortion bills

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t allow many bills to get floor votes these days, but he made an exception Tuesday...

It’s not just Michigan: A state-by-state look at abortion laws across...

Two anti-abortion groups have been pushing ballot initiatives since last summer in Michigan, part of a trend of new abortion limits and bans all...

Whitmer draws attention to teen dating violence

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer included some startling statistics when she declared February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The release, which contained information from...

Susan J. Demas: Nobody likes a smarty pants: Why Warren and...

Elizabeth Warren has never succeeded in charming the pundit class, which tends to describe her in oh-so-flattering terms like professorial, scold, elitist, lecturing, strident...

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