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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.
$38M in tax incentives will turn former Detroit classrooms, 3 other projects into affordable housing
The federal tax incentive will help build 183 units of affordable housing in Detroit, with rents ranging from $470 to $940 a month for a one-bedroom.