Women's Rights

DeVos finalizes sexual assault rules that critics say ‘roll back the...

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos finalized rules Wednesday that the administration says will improve due process in campus sexual assault cases, but that critics...

Winnie Brinks: No room for racism, sexism in fight against COVID-19

Hundreds of people gathered on the Capitol lawn this past Thursday in opposition to the restrictions put in place by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to...

Susan J. Demas: Protestors threatened Whitmer’s murder. GOP leaders haven’t condemned...

It’s an extraordinarily low bar for Michigan Republican leaders to condemn heavily armed protestors calling for the governor’s murder, and yet they’ve managed to...

‘Tyrants Get The Rope’: Small anti-Whitmer protest rocks Capitol, reporter hit...

Updated, 6:38 p.m. with comments from Chatfield's spokesman A couple hundred right-wing protestors chanting “Lock her up” and “Heil Whitmer'' spilled into the Michigan state...

Gov. order seeks to stop health discrimination for age, race, gender...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed a new executive order that aims to cut down on discriminatory decisions regarding who receives health care access. Her latest...

Susan J. Demas: Trump told us to drink bleach. Whitmer has...

Last week, President Donald Trump told people that drinking disinfectants could fight off COVID-19. There wasn't a peep from Michigan Republican leaders that this...

Planned Parenthood offers telehealth services for birth control, UTIs

Like many health care providers during the COVID-19 crisis, Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) is now offering telehealth services, including access to birth control...

Nessel, AGs fight Trump admin on birth control rules

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Pennsylvania in its case...

Resources available for domestic, sexual violence survivors amid COVID-19 pandemic

April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Michigan’s Sexual Assault Hotline, 855-VOICES4, is still operating 24/7 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Providing support for Michigan’s survivors...

Longtime labor activist Liz Jackson dies at 102

Described as a fighter with no quit in her, Elizabeth Jackson was a force in Detroit’s labor, political and civil rights communities for many...

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