right to life

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 - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

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

Opponents of law say they will put resources into "broader agenda"

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR


A voter-initiated law that requires women to purchase a separate rider to have insurance coverage for abortion has been approved by both the Michigan House and Senate.

Law will go into effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns