Abortion rights advocates say MI doing poorly on women's health

Feb 4, 2015

Merissa Kovach of MI Lead (right), with Current State guest host Melissa Benmark.
Credit Scott Pohl/WKAR

A new report from reproductive rights advocates says Michigan is doing poorly when it comes to protecting the health of women and children in the state. The study compared outcomes for women and children against abortion restrictions in every state. And they say that the states with the most abortion restrictions tend to score the lowest on health and well-being.

The authors of the study say that shows that politicians who claim abortion restrictions are there to protect women’s health aren’t following through on their promises.

Current State talks about the study with the lead researcher with Ibis Reproductive Health in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Amanda Dennis, and Merissa Kovach, co-chair of a new coalition of Michigan women’s groups called MI Lead and field organizer for the Michigan ACLU.