Planned Parenthood

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

A rally against Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo was met with about 800 pro-choice protestors. Saturday’s demonstration was part of a national movement to cut federal funding to the organization that offers abortions and women’s health services. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Almost 30 state House Republicans have signed a letter asking a state panel to reject a funding increase for Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan. 

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

The state Senate has created a new committee which will look into Planned Parenthood’s operation in Michigan. 

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