Planned Parenthood

Last week, the Trump administration changed the Title X program, which helps fund access to reproductive care for low income women. The new rule mandates clinics can’t talk to patients about abortion and still receive funding.  Planned Parenthood clinics across the country withdrew from the program in response to the changes. Now, stakeholders in Michigan are disagreeing about how the rule change will impact Michigan.

 


 

Two anti-abortion groups plan to begin to circulating petitions asking voters to restrict abortion in Michigan.
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Anti-abortion groups will soon be on sidewalks and at events around the state, asking voters to support measures that would restrict abortion in Michigan.


A county board in western Michigan has voted to evict a Planned Parenthood health clinic from the county's Department of Public Health building.

Attorney General Dana Nessel
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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says if the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision is overturned, she won't enforce state laws on the books that ban abortion.

The civil asset forfeiture reform bill passed the Senate, receiving bipartisan support. The bill will now go to the state House of Representatives.
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The state Legislature wants to make a temporary restriction on abortion permanent. 


On this week's show: Michigan's Governors Race; Lawsuit alleging a 1992 sexual assault by Larry Nassar and cover-up; Political climate affecting international students at MSU; The Great American Read; "talking" sidewalks in Lansing; Archived interview with Dr. Lena Wen; the history of apples in America.


Michigan Capitol Building
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The Legislature has sent Governor Rick Snyder the new state budget, which he is expected to sign.  

As we hear from Capitol Bureau Chief Rick Pluta, the budget attempts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.