Right to Life of Michigan is backing a new effort aimed at prohibiting health insurance policies from covering elective abortion unless additional coverage is bought through an optional rider.
Michigan abortion clinics will need a state license and must check to make sure women are not being bullied or pressured into getting an abortion under a new law taking effect Sunday.
The Senate Health Policy Committee approved a "medical conscience" bill allowing health care workers to opt out of treatments that violate their personal beliefs and employers to bypass the Obama administration's contraception mandate.
The continuing battle over abortion legislation that has waged loudly in Lansing last year is shaping up as another front-burner issue in the Capitol this year.
The Senate is dropping abortion coverage in its medical plan, effective May 1.
Abortion opponents have launched another effort to prohibit Michigan health insurers from funding the procedure as part of the insurance coverage provided by businesses and organizations.
Michigan could add its name to the list of states that have tried to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood under legislation that's been re-introduced in the House.
Rep. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, introduced House Bills 4065 and 4066 on Tuesday, the chamber’s first working day of the year. Shirkey’s district includes portions of southeastern Eaton County.
For all their immense, intense and emotional-filled differences, abortion rights advocates and opponents agree on this: Abortion clinics may close because of a new Michigan law that requires they get a license. But that's where the agreement ends.
Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that he signed HB 5711, which increases safety standards at abortion clinics, but vetoed the Blue Cross deal because the Legislature had added restrictive abortion language.