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Governor Whitmer issues an order to expand birth control and improve reproductive health care.

Mohamed Bughrara, Macomb Digest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued a new executive order mandating state agencies and programs look into ways to strengthen reproductive health care protections particularly as they relate to access to birth control. The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) gives women easier access to birth control and more choice … Continued

Secretary Benson defends election integrity in Michigan, rebukes claims

Parker Wallis, Macomb Digest Less than 40 days remain until this year’s midterm elections and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) is running for re-election in Michigan, and her Republican challenger in November is Trump-endorsed election denier Kristina Karamo. Republicans are using the last few weeks of this election to attack Benson’s record in office.  … Continued

Biden celebrates drop in Medicare premiums as GOP pushes cuts to program

Oliver Willis The Inflation Reduction Act allows the government to negotiate drug prices and caps prescription drug costs through the Medicare program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced 2023 Medicare premium rates on Tuesday, confirming that they will decrease for the coming year. The 3% decrease, a drop of approximately $5.20 a month, brings monthly Medicare … Continued

Michigan GOP attorney general nominee DePerno wants to ban use of emergency contraception

Kaishi Chhabra Matt DePerno, the Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general, pushes the lie that Plan B is used to terminate pregnancy. Matthew DePerno, the Republican nominee for Michigan attorney general, recently suggested that emergency contraceptive pills such as Plan B should be banned from the state in the same way that opioids would be. At the … Continued

Opinion: Why Overturning Roe Was The Tipping Point

Trish Harrison For most of my life, politics weren’t my thing. In my mind, they seemed dirty and muddy and always had been. Then Donald Trump got elected and scared the crap out of me. The tipping point, I told my husband, would be if Roe v. Wade was ever in jeopardy. How could anyone … Continued

Opinion: Contraceptive rights are next on the chopping block

Lisa Needham After their success with Dobbs, anti-abortion activists have a new target: contraception. Conservatives scored a big win when the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade. Now, hardline anti-abortion activists are teeing up an even bigger attack: banning birth control. Already, activists are calling for the end of birth control. Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students … Continued

Michigan GOP candidate wants US to withhold aid to countries where abortion is legal

Kaishi Chhabra John Gibbs has said he is ‘absolutely against abortion’ in all cases. Michigan Republican congressional candidate John Gibbs suggested in a May interview that the United States should withhold aid from countries where abortion is legal. Gibbs, who is running for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, has said he is “absolutely against abortion” and is … Continued

Biden announces $900 million investment in car chargers along 53,000 miles of interstate

Oliver Willis The Biden administration said it’s committed to deploying half a million electric vehicle chargers across the country by 2030 through direct investment and assistance to states. President Joe Biden announced in a speech at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Wednesday that he has authorized $900 million to fund the deployment of … Continued

Fact-check: Republican super PAC ads falsely claim Democrats hiked taxes for middle class

Josh Israel The Senate Leadership Fund and the Congressional Leadership Fund, which are reportedly aligned with Sen. Mitch McConnell and Rep. Kevin McCarthy, are lying about the Inflation Reduction Act. Two super PACs working to elect Republican congressional majorities this November have launched a barrage of ads that falsely claim Democratic lawmakers voted to raise … Continued