Reproductive Rights

Another Unconstitutional Abortion Bill Passes Michigan Senate

Another Unconstitutional Abortion Bill Passes Michigan Senate

2003-09-30 00:00:00

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 ban all abortions and will put doctors in jeopardy of facing criminal charges even in cases of completing a miscarriage. SB 395 will now go to Governor Granholm and is likely to be vetoed because it contains no health exception.

Judge Imposes Birth Control To Prevent Lapeer Woman from Having More Children

Judge Imposes Birth Control To Prevent Lapeer Woman from Having More Children

2003-07-08 00:00:00

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 in an abuse and neglect proceeding regarding her other children, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan who filed a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the woman. The Michigan Court of Appeals will decide the case without oral argument on Wednesday, July 9.

New Abortion Ban Legislation Passes the House

New Abortion Ban Legislation Passes the House

2003-05-09 00:00:00

New so-called partial birth abortion bill passes the House

UPDATED May 9, 2003 Another so-called "partial birth abortion" ban passed the House yesterday. The new bill is called the "legal birth definition act." This is at attempt to ban all abortions and will put doctors in jeopardy of facing criminal charges even in cases of completing a miscarriage.

Court Again Upholds A Woman's Right to Choose

Court Again Upholds A Woman's Right to Choose

2001-04-26 00:00:00

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. Tarnow today declared that Michigan's so-called "Infant Protection Act", passed in 1999, unconstitutional. This decision makes final his temporary injunction from March 2000.

Right to Choose

Right to Choose

2001-04-26 00:00:00

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's Right to Choose

A new study shows that gender-based pay inequities cost Michigan women $9 billion a year.

After preventing the 24-hour waiting period/informed consent law from going into effect for nearly six years, the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy settled their respective challenges with the state.

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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...
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