Women's Rights

With Whitmer’s support, Nessel joins suit challenging DeVos Title IX rules

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s backing, is filing a lawsuit alongside 17 other attorneys general to dispute new Title IX...

Column: Being pro-life has to be more than a slogan

As of this writing, almost 5,600 Michiganders have died as a result of the novel coronavirus.  Those are people – living, breathing humans who had...

Susan J. Demas: Women keep having to fight the same battles...

More than eight years ago, a backbencher state senator called the female head of the most powerful public relations firm in Lansing a "hooker." Kelly...

Planned Parenthood challenges abortion ban ballot signatures

A significant amount of signatures to ban the dilation and evacuation abortion procedure (D&E) filed by Michigan Values Life, a coalition of anti-abortion groups,...

GOP senator calls female colleagues ‘shrill,’ accuses them of ‘feigned’ outrage...

Tensions boiled over in the state Senate chamber during session Thursday, with one Democratic state lawmaker saying she walked out of session after hearing...

Abuse survivors, people of color face unique barriers in wearing masks

There is no criminal penalty for failing to wear a face mask in public spaces in Michigan, but businesses and venues can refuse people...

Column: Bullies in charge: The ‘reopen’ crowd loves beating up on...

Wisconsin has been re-opened for business. Forcibly reopened, it turns out, by Republican legislative leaders and four state Supreme Court justices. In a messy...

Column: We’re all facing the threat of COVID-19, but we’re not...

A local Meals on Wheels program receiving 75 new requests for home-delivered meals every day. Suddenly unemployed workers hounded for repayment on payday loans....

On this day in 1917: Michigan helps lead way toward women’s...

A ceremony was held on May 8, 1917, when Michigan Gov. Albert E. Sleeper signed the Damon-Flowers bill.  The measure authorized by the Republican from...

From hospital, Justice Ginsburg slams Trump birth control rules

WASHINGTON — Hospitalization for a gallbladder condition didn’t stop U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from assailing Trump administration’s birth control rules on...

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