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Public News Service - MI: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

PHOTO: Dozens of Michiganders have rallied online and even braved the cold to show their opposition to legislation that requires women to purchase an insurance rider for an abortion. Photo courtesy of Michigan NOW.

LANSING, Mich. - In the wake of a controversial state measure passed this month that requires women to purchase an additional insurance rider for abortions, even in cases of incest or rape, Michigan women are mobilizing online and in person. Amanda Lick said she was not particularly active in politi

PHOTO: The clock is ticking for Michigan lawmakers to decide whether to take up a controversial measure to restrict insurance coverage for abortions, or to let the voters decide in November 2014. Photo courtesy of Mona Shand

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan could become the ninth state in the nation to prohibit insurance plans from including abortion coverage, even in cases of incest or rape, under a petition initiative before lawmakers. The initiative would require all private and public health insurance plans to offer a sepa

PHOTO: Purple ribbons such as the ones on display at the YWCA of Kalamazoo are one way to show support for the victims of domestic violence.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Every year, domestic violence rips apart the lives of countless Michiganders, which is why the YWCA is one of many organizations working to stop the violence and raise awareness of the victims and survivors this month. So if you're ready to take a stand against domestic vi

Recent studies have shown that infants' brains are reacting to external stresses, even while they sleep.  Things like domestic conflicts, violence and other traumatic events can influence a person's behavior later in life - even if they don't have any conscious memory of the original stress.

LANSING, Mich. – Recent studies have shown that infants' brains are reacting to external stresses, even while babies sleep. Things such as domestic conflicts, violence and other traumatic events can influence people's behavior later in life – even if they don't have any conscious memo

LANSING, Mich. - The Violence Against Women Act has been renewed twice with bipartisan support since originally passed in 1994, but this year's reauthorization has become the object of an election year political battle. The Senate has approved a version of the bill that includes immigrants, Native A

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan is one small step closer to getting anti-bullying legislation in place, this time without a controversial clause which caused a lot of uproar the first time round. The measure, known as "Matt's Safe School Law," originally passed through the Senate with religious exemptions

LANSING, Mich. - There's concern that Michigan's working poor and those in poverty will lose cash and access to some health care programs if both Gov. Snyder and Congress get approval on their proposed budgets. Michigan families could lose the state's Earned Income Tax Credit, which equates to an av

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan-based Great Lakes Center for Educational Research and Practice has released a report on how lawmakers can make schools safer for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pupils, and recent high-profile comments from people like Hillary Rodham Clinton are helpi

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