Reproductive Rights

Michigan Legal Birth Definition Win

Michigan Legal Birth Definition Win

2007-06-04 00:00:00

CINCINNATI The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America today hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit striking down Michigan’s third attempt at a dangerous and extreme ban on abortion. The ban would prohibit nearly all abortions and fails to provide an adequate exception to protect women’s health.

Reproductive Rights Groups Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Ruling

Reproductive Rights Groups Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Ruling

2006-10-26 00:00:00

CINCINNATI The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America today asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to uphold a lower court ruling striking down Michigan’s third attempt at a dangerous and extreme ban on abortion. The ban would prohibit nearly all abortions in the state and fails to provide an adequate exception to protect women’s health.

Drug Plans Can’t Exclude Contraceptive, Says Michigan Civil Rights Commission

Drug Plans Can’t Exclude Contraceptive, Says Michigan Civil Rights Commission

2006-08-22 00:00:00

Detroit  In response to a request from the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and 27 other organizations, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission issued a declaratory ruling yesterday that an employer’s exclusion of contraceptives from a health plan that covers other prescription drugs and services violates Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act.

LOCAL COMMENT: A New Tactic to Intimidate Women

LOCAL COMMENT: A New Tactic to Intimidate Women

Once again, Right to Life has launched a false campaign designed to erect more hurdles for women attempting to exercise their constitutionally protected right to decide whether to bear children. New bills in the Michigan Legislature, called the Coercive Abortion Prevention Act, are the first in the country to attempt this particular strategy.

Federal Court Strikes Michigan Abortion Ban for Third Time

Federal Court Strikes Michigan Abortion Ban for Third Time

DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America today hailed a decision by a federal court striking down the third Michigan ban on abortion enacted by the Michigan Legislature in the past decade. The groups learned of the decision late last night.

Groups Ask Court to Block Abortion Ban

Groups Ask Court to Block Abortion Ban

2005-06-14 00:00:00

Detroit, MI – The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America asked a federal court today to block a broad and dangerous Michigan ban on abortion. Besides not providing an adequate exception to protect women’s health, the ban goes farther than any other state or federal law by prohibiting even first-trimester abortions.

Michigan Abortion Ban Put on Hold While Challenge Proceeds

Michigan Abortion Ban Put on Hold While Challenge Proceeds

2005-03-14 00:00:00

DETROIT, MI — The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced today that the state has agreed to block enforcement of the Michigan abortion ban until the court considers the legal challenge against the law later this spring.

Lawsuit Challenges Michigan Law Banning Virtually All Abortions

Lawsuit Challenges Michigan Law Banning Virtually All Abortions

2005-03-01 00:00:00

Detroit, MI—The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America asked a federal court today to strike down a broad abortion ban that would outlaw virtually all abortions in the state and interfere with a doctor’s ability to provide other critical health care services.

Approaching the 32nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Approaching the 32nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

2005-01-24 00:00:00

Bush's stand on abortion calls for moral clarity

Following one of the closest and most contentious elections in recent memory, pundits across the country blamed "moral values" as the social fault line dividing America. The president, who believes that the election results gave him "political capital" to spend, can be fully expected to do so on an issue that his far-right constituency cares deeply about -- overturning Roe v. Wade.

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September 08, 2016 Reproductive Rights
In 2013 the ACLU filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) after a Catholic hospital in Muskegon refused to...
August 31, 2015 Reproductive Rights
In 2009 the ACLU of Michigan successfully lobbied for an amendment to Michigan’s Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act that prevents employers from treating pregnant...
June 30, 2014 Reproductive Rights
In several federal lawsuits filed in Michigan, private employers challenged the new requirement under the Affordable Care Act (or “Obamacare”) that all...
February 06, 2013 Reproductive Rights
A survivor of domestic violence who was leaving her husband decided to seek an abortion. Her ex sued for divorce, and as part of the case sought a court order...
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Does religious freedom include the right to discriminate? The first amendment says you and your religious exercise are protected rights. But practicing your...
ACLU at the Michigan Capitol – November 16, 2015 It’s deer hunting season. For those of us who work in Lansing, deer hunting season is also the highly...
Recently, a Catholic hospital denied permission to Jessica Mann, a pregnant Michigan woman with a life-threatening brain tumor, to have her tubes tied after...
June 07, 2012 Reproductive Rights
LANSING, Mich. – In an effort to protect women’s health care in Michigan, doctors, health care professionals and reproductive rights advocates denounced a...
October 09, 2009 Reproductive Rights
LANSING — At a hearing today, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan and dozens of supporters of informed...
May 28, 2008 Reproductive Rights
LANSING — Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan are deeply disappointed, today, in the Michigan House...
January 07, 2008 Reproductive Rights
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to review legal questions raised in a challenge to Michigan’s third attempt at a dangerous and extreme ban on...
June 04, 2007 Reproductive Rights
CINCINNATI — The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America today hailed a decision by the U....
October 26, 2006 Reproductive Rights
CINCINNATI — The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America today asked the U.S. Court of...
August 22, 2006 Reproductive Rights
Detroit — In response to a request from the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and 27 other organizations, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission issued...
June 14, 2005 Reproductive Rights
Detroit, MI – The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America asked a federal court...
March 14, 2005 Reproductive Rights
DETROIT, MI — The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced today that the...
March 01, 2005 Reproductive Rights
Detroit, MI—The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America asked a federal court today to...
June 09, 2004 Reproductive Rights
DETROIT – After two successful challenges and for the third time in seven years, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan announced today that it is...
September 30, 2003 Reproductive Rights
Another deceptive bill to eliminate a woman’s right to choose passed the Senate today. The new bill, called the "legal birth definition act," is an attempt to...
July 08, 2003 Reproductive Rights
DETROIT – In a blatant attack on personal privacy rights, a Lapeer County judge ordered a woman to submit to a medically "verifiable" method of birth control...
May 09, 2003 Reproductive Rights
New so-called partial birth abortion bill passes the HouseUPDATED May 9, 2003 — Another so-called "partial birth abortion" ban passed the House yesterday. The...
December 13, 2001 Reproductive Rights
Today the Michigan House of Representatives passed legislation to undermine family planning and contraception services provided by pro-choice groups like...
April 26, 2001 Reproductive Rights
For the second time in four years, a Michigan statute regarding abortion has been stuck down in federal court. ACLU Press Release: Court Again Upholds A Woman'...
April 26, 2001 Reproductive Rights
DETROIT — For the second time in four years, a Michigan statute regarding abortion has been stuck down in federal court. United States District Judge Arthur J...
DETROIT — The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America today hailed a decision by a...
Take Action Here: Tell your representative and speaker of the house to stop pandering to anti-choice forces You can tell it’s an election year in Michigan. Our...
Rep. Rebekah Warren (D - Ann Arbor) and Rep. Marie Donigan (D - Royal Oak) have bills pending before the MI House Judiciary Committee that would ensure women...
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