Women's Rights

Whitmer, Benson want U.S. women’s soccer champs to visit Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who established the first-in-the-nation Task Force on Women in Sports, has invited the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team to...

Immigration attorney Scholten joins Dem field challenging Amash 

Hillary Scholten, a Grand Rapids-based immigrant rights attorney, is joining the Democratic field of candidates in seeking to represent Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.  Scholten, a...
abortion

Susan J. Demas: Tyranny of the 3%: How abortion law gets...

If you're a woman living in Michigan, your right to make essential health decisions for you and your family could soon be decided by...

MSU hires outside firm for new Nassar investigation

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees announced last week that it’s hired a private firm to investigate how the university handled the sexual...

Bill reintroduced mandating insurance coverage for birth control

A state senator introduced a bill on Thursday aimed at protecting the federal mandate that requires insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs. State Sen. Winnie Brinks...

Exclusive: During Juneteenth and Pride, Whitmer stresses importance of her diverse...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared Wednesday “Juneteenth Celebration Day” after kicking off festivities with Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist at Lansing Community College last week. The governor...
pro-life

State board approves language for 2 anti-abortion ballot measures

Updated, 2:27 p.m. with comments from Planned Parenthood The Board of State Canvassers approved on Wednesday language for two petitions that would severely restrict abortion...

Mary Alice Carter: Real Alternatives is a real waste of Michigan...

It shouldn’t be controversial to say that elected officials have a responsibility to be trustworthy stewards of taxpayers’ money. Unfortunately, conservative legislators in Lansing have...
sports soccer

Whitmer signs women in sports executive order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Monday creating a task force aimed at promoting women in sports. The Task Force on Women in Sports...

Whitmer asked at 19th Amendment event if ‘angry women’ will decide...

A ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote went slightly off-the-rails when a local TV reporter asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer if...

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