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Kalamazoo County OKs Contentious Health Fund

Apr 7, 2021
Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo County commissioners have approved funding for a controversial first-of-its-kind health program by the narrowest of margins.

Anti-abortion advocates gather outside the Planned Parenthood in St. Louis in June of 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Jeff Roberson / The Associated Press

The race would decide which party controlled the Michigan Senate. Right to Life — the state’s leading anti-abortion group — backed the Democrat. It was a 1985 special election. The Democratic candidate’s name was Stephen Monsma, a former lawmaker and Calvin College political science professor.

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo by Cheyna Roth, Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent Governor Rick Snyder the new state budget, including a provision that attempts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Snyder and the Legislature’s disagree on the provision, which could lead to a showdown on whether it will be enforced. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Controversial legislation surrounding license plate fundraising is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. 

Schuette Files Lawsuit to Close Abortion Clinic

Apr 8, 2016

Michigan Attorney Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit to shut down an abortion clinic in Detroit.
Schuette’s office says this is the third time the anti-abortion Republican has used this particular law to shut down an abortion provider – in this case, the Summit Women’s Center in Detroit.