Michigan's Abominable 'Rape Insurance' Law Goes Into Effect Today

In Michigan, an atrocious piece of legislation takes effect today: the Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act, as it's called, will require women to purchase a costly additional insurance rider in advance if they want abortion services covered by their insurance — even in cases of rape or incest. » 3/13/14 7:00pm 3/13/14 7:00pm

Michigan Passes Bill Requiring Women to Purchase 'Rape Insurance'

Lifehack for ladies: planning ahead saves both time and money. For example, planning a week's meals in advance prevents late night Seamless binges. Investing in a 401K can feather the nest for a comfortable retirement. And buying rape insurance can save tons of money at the abortion clinic when you become pregnant with … » 12/12/13 12:30pm 12/12/13 12:30pm

Bishops Sued Over Catholic Hospitals' Policy Of Making Women Suffer

After badgering the government to write women's health care policy around its specific beliefs, the US Council of Catholic Bishops has finally gotten itself sued over the harm those beliefs cause when put into action. Behind the first-of-its-kind suit is the American Civil Liberties Union (you know, the one that… » 12/03/13 7:00pm 12/03/13 7:00pm

Man Who Shot Renisha McBride Charged With Second-Degree Murder

Though Michigan homeowner Theodore Wafer, 54, claims he shot Renisha McBride, 19, by accident, Kym L. Worthy, the prosecutor of Wayne County announced Friday that charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and possession of felony firearm would be brought against Wafer. » 11/15/13 2:20pm 11/15/13 2:20pm

Michigan Legislator Supports Mandatory Ultrasounds Because Women Aren't …

Rep. Joel Johnson, one of the Michigan legislators behind a proposed mandatory ultrasound bill (HB 4187), recently said that the reason he feels so strongly that all women should be forced to look at photos of fetal cells they don't want to see is because ladies don't know best when it comes to making decisions about… » 2/12/13 6:10pm 2/12/13 6:10pm

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Signs Extensive Anti-Choice Bill Into Law

Urghhhhh. Fancy meeting you here, HB5711. No big surprise, as it had already been predicted that this would come to pass, but yesterday Gov. Rick Snyder signed a severe abortion bill passed by the Michigan House earlier this month, which involves an OCD-level regulation of abortion facilities (e.g., if a clinic's… » 12/29/12 5:15pm 12/29/12 5:15pm

Michigan House Sneakily Passed the Country's Most Extreme Anti-Abortion …

While you were sleeping (shortly before 2 A.M. in the morning!), the lame-duck legislators in Michigan's House of Representatives passed HB 5711 by a 72-35 vote. HB 5711 is also known as: » 12/14/12 11:10am 12/14/12 11:10am

Michigan Senate Passes Gigantic Monster Anti-Choice Bill

The Michigan Senate just voted to pass HB 5711 — one of the country's most extreme and wide-reaching anti-choice measures, which is really saying a lot — by a 27-10 vote, with immediate effect. They added some revisions, which means the bill has to return to the House (which will probably approve it quicker than you… » 12/12/12 5:30pm 12/12/12 5:30pm

Michigan Senate Just Passed a Bunch of Bills Prohibiting All Insurance …

Legislators in the Michigan Senate were hard at work yesterday, fighting for your right to not receive any insurance coverage for abortion unless you are literally dying. Because who needs to rebuild the economy when there are greedy women out there who need insurance coverage for expensive medical procedures? » 12/07/12 1:15pm 12/07/12 1:15pm

Batshit Michigan Lawmakers Eliminate Tax Credit for Children, Prefer…

Michigan's lawmaking prodigies have proposed an amendment to the state's income tax code that would allow pregnant women to claim their 12-week or older fetuses as dependents. Which is sort of a cool idea, until you consider the fact 1- this is just another not-super-under-the-radar attempt to redefine what a person is … » 11/21/12 12:30pm 11/21/12 12:30pm

Asshole Teens Vote Girl to Homecoming Court as a Joke, Proving We've…

A Michigan town is warming the heart-cockles of light news readers everywhere today, as the citizenry of Saginaw rally around a 16-year-old girl who was voted to homecoming court as a joke by the dick salad that is her high school student body. "It's like Carrie, but with a happy ending!" says the Detroit News. Like hell » 9/25/12 5:30pm 9/25/12 5:30pm

Ohio State Fans Kick Off Football Season With Horrible Shirt Mocking…

Listen: I'm a Michigan alum and a card-carrying member of the cult of Big House football. And I've talked plenty of shit about Ohio State for no real reason other than that's just what you do. I can't intellectually defend any of it; it's just silly and a long-standing but ultimately meaningless tradition. Point is, I… » 8/28/12 7:00pm 8/28/12 7:00pm

Surprise! The Michigan Senate Just Approved Some Extreme Anti-Choice…

Today, the Republican-led Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee approved an extensive anti-choice measure that would make it next to impossible to obtain medication abortion, enact unnecessary screening requirements, and mandate irrational physical plant requirements that could shut down almost every clinic in the state. … » 7/26/12 3:40pm 7/26/12 3:40pm

Tweet Generator Hilariously Spams Abortion-Restricting Lawmakers with…

Are you an on-the-go woman with a burning hatred for the angry old white guys who are trying to regulate your ladyparts? Do you desire, more than anything, to have conservative lawmakers' personal input on your Down There Problems? Does your busy schedule mean you have no time to ask them all of the women's health… » 7/17/12 4:50pm 7/17/12 4:50pm

Lansing Councilwoman Jody Washington Calls Out Mayor for Being a Dick

After the word "vagina" threw Michigan's Republican legislators into a maelstrom of squeamish, anatomical fury, you'd think male politicians in Lansing would be a little extra aware that it's not okay to be misogynist assholes. Apparently, however, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero didn't get the memo. » 7/11/12 11:15pm 7/11/12 11:15pm

Coquettish Talking Urinal Cakes Implore Michigan Men To Not Drink And…

Because the news is basically just a Family Guy cut-away waiting to happen, certain Michigan waterfront bars—where men make up 80% of drivers in fatal alcohol-induced crashes— are employing a new tactic in DUI prevention for July 4th. Maryland-based manufacturing company Wismark's "interactive urinal communicator" has… » 7/04/12 4:30pm 7/04/12 4:30pm