For Black women, a ban on abortion could mean a 33% jump in maternal mortality. In majority-Black Detroit, an end to the constitutional right is expected to create worse outcomes.
Detroit woman’s experience of growing up when abortions were illegal and why the Supreme Court’s ruling creates an urgent economic concern for Black women.
Justice Clarence Thomas writes that laws legalizing same-sex marriage and contraception should be revisited. If federal protections end, old Michigan laws could take effect.
The fate of abortion access will be left to states under a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Michigan has a 1931 law that makes abortion a felony that is being litigated in the court system.
Forgotten Harvest has a new setup that will enable it to help thousands more Metro Detroiters. In Detroit, an estimated 39% of residents experience food insecurity.
Monica Lewis-Patrick said there were no warning signs of the genetic condition that stopped her heart.
Black women face a higher chance of pregnancy-related death. Requiring women to give birth means exposing more of them to risk.
Low-income Detroiters can use benefits to purchase more types of baby formula after a top supplier recalled its products.
Michigan advocates and health experts say the ban could have a significant impact on improving public health, but particularly for African American smokers, who overwhelmingly favor menthol cigarettes. But some Black advocates warn of unintended consequences.
Eligible Michigan families will continue to get at least an additional $95 in food assistance benefits in April, as grocery costs rise.