Judge Says Michigan Gov. Whitmer Won’t Have To Testify In Abortion Lawsuit – CBS Detroit

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge turned down a request to have Gov. Gretchen Whitmer testifies next week at a hearing about Michigan’s 1931 anti-abortion law. A judge said Whitmer is suing a group of county prosecutors in her role as governor, not a private citizen. An appeal is being pursued by lawyers representing prosecutors … Read more

Eye on Politics: CPAC in review and a sit-down with Sen. Ted Cruz

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM ) – What happened at CPAC in Dallas? How are both sides of the aisle responding to the Senate’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act? What role will abortion play in the upcoming election? Jack Fink covers these topics and more in this week’s edition of Eye on Politics. Every week, CBS 11 … Read more

Facebook turns over chat messages in Nebraska abortion case

Facebook turns over chat messages in Nebraska abortion case – CBS News Watch CBS News Court documents reveal Facebook turned over chat messages to authorities which led to a Nebraska mother facing abortion-related charges. CBS News’ Tanya Rivero and Lilia Luciano speak with Alexandra Reeve Givens, president and CEO of The Center for Democracy and … Read more

Radhika Jones on the Rebel of Formula 1 and Other Fall Superstars

Of all the surprises in Chris Heath’s mesmerizing cover profile of the Formula 1 icon Lewis Hamilton, the one that charmed me most is that Hamilton dislikes driving. Not on the racecourse, to be clear—there he channels the joy and dedication of an athlete who found the exact thing he was born to do (one … Read more

Whitmer urges Michigan Supreme Court again to decide whether state constitution protects abortion rights | Michigan News | Detroit

click to enlarge Shutterstock The Michigan Supreme Court in the Hall of Justice building. With so much uncertainty hanging over abortion in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer renewed her call Thursday morning for the state Supreme Court to decide whether the state constitution protects reproductive rights. Whitmer’s plea comes three days after the Michigan Court of … Read more

Romance Authors Come Together for Reproductive Rights in Dissent Anthology

The Supreme Court’s reversal of Beet w. Wade has inspired political action across the nation. Now that same willingness to act has prompted authors in the romance community to raise money for groups that fund and aid abortions. Dissent is an anthology of original stories from 150 authors in the romance genre. The book is … Read more

Why the best states for business may be the worst for workers

Corporations are not afraid to pick up and move. Many states are offering companies enticing incentives like lower taxes if they move their operations, but a superior business climate does not always equate to a superior working climate. “Things that benefit employers when it comes to their bottom line or their margin, in terms of … Read more

Ron DeSantis Suspends Tampa Prosecutor Who Took Stance Against Criminalizing Abortion Providers – Tampa Bay Now

TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday suspended Tampa’s elected prosecutor, Andrew Warren, for pledging not to use his office to go after people who seek and provide abortions or on doctors who provide gender affirming care to transgender people. DeSantis also accused Warren of not pursuing … Read more

Philadelphia sends $500,000 in emergency support to the Abortion Liberation Fund of PA

Philadelphia sent $500,000 in emergency funding to the Abortion Liberation Fund of PA on Thursday, assisting the organization in its mission to provide financial support to those seeking an abortion. While the procedure remains legal in Pennsylvania, the associated costs often make it difficult for many to afford. People can pay anywhere from $300 to … Read more