The wife of conservative state Rep. Lee Chatfield disclosed Friday she had an abortion in high school, saying she decided to discuss “one of the worst” decisions of her life after an unnamed individual threatened to take the story public.
The state House Appropriations Committee heard passionate testimony Wednesday on proposed legislation that would prohibit state funding for any entity that provides abortion services, including Planned Parenthood.
Despite strong opposition push back from a group of 29 Republican members of the House of Representatives, the state Administrative Board approved a $1.2-million addition to a federal contract with Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan to provide health services for women.
Maybe it's women coming to Michigan from Ohio and Indiana to obtain an abortion.
Maybe it's a 2012 Michigan law that tightened the penalties for clinics failing to report abortion procedures.
Maybe it's the drop in state funding for family planning.
More than two dozen House Republicans want a state panel to reject a proposed $1.2 million increase in funding for Planned Parenthood to provide family planning services for low-income Detroit women that do not include abortions.
A Michigan House committee advanced legislation Tuesday that would expand Michigan’s ban on partial birth abortions to outlaw a common second-trimester procedure opponents say amounts to “dismemberment” of the fetus.
Michigan anti-abortion advocates are targeting a common second-trimester abortion procedure, pushing bills in the Republican-led Legislature to prohibit what they say is “dismemberment” of a fetus.
It would be illegal to accept any compensation for donated fetal tissue under legislation proposed by Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair, this week.
The national controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood hit Lansing last week with a pair of bills introduced in the Michigan Legislature.
A new oversight committee in the Michigan Senate will investigate Planned Parenthood following the release of covert videos appearing to portray the sale of fetal organs.