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Abortion opponents have told us what’s next — but are Michiganders listening? | Opinion

June 22, 2024

Op-ed by Paula Thornton Greear, President and CEO

This month marks two years since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, stripping away federal protections for abortion care. Since then, Michiganders have worked to protect reproductive freedom, while more than 20 states have banned some or all abortions, doing everything in their power to make care difficult or impossible to access.

Rallying for reproductive rights means going beyond the ballot

June 21, 2024

Michigan Advance 

Column by Paula Thornton Greear, PPMI President & CEO

The last few years have been hard. We’ve lived through a historic pandemic, unprecedented political turmoil, and significant erosion of some of our most fundamental freedoms — and our future continues to look uncertain.

Opinion | Planned Parenthood urges repeal of Michigan abortion restrictions

July 17, 2023

Bridge Michigan

Every day, Michiganders suffer the consequences of these cruel and unnecessary laws, forced to undergo experiences that are more difficult, logistically complicated and far more expensive than they should be.

Dr. Halley Crissman named Healthcare Hero by Crain's Detroit.

July 17, 2023

Crain's Detroit

Congratulations to Dr. Halley Crissman, Associate Medical Director and Director of Gender Affirming Care for Planned Parenthood of Michigan, who has been recognized as one of Crain's 2023 Healthcare Heroes. Dr. Crissman has led PPMI's efforts to ensure all patient care is gender affirming, secured funding to establish the Gender Affirming Care Community Advisory Board to gain feedback from members of the transgender community, and has led the development of PPMI's Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy program.

We must address the Black maternal health crisis

May 12, 2023

Michigan Advance

Column by Paula Thornton Greear, PPMI President & CEO

Black mothers deserve to live freely, safely and joyfully



Michigan is now a safe haven for abortion care, but we still have work to do

Jan. 22, 2023

By Paula Thornton Greear, President and CEO, and Dr. Sarah Wallett, Chief Medical Operating Officer, Planned Parenthood of Michigan

The first Roe anniversary without Roe is a grim reminder of all that we have lost since last summer, but it’s also a call to action because this fight is far from over.

Women are traveling to Michigan for abortions. That could change if Prop 3 fails.

Oct. 29, 2022

Detroit Free Press

PPMI's abortion navigators Kristen Harter and Tre’si Jolley recount real experiences of how patients must overcome incredible barriers just to get basic reproductive health care — and what access in Michigan means for the future.

Men, it’s time to join the fight for abortion access

Oct. 28, 2022

Michigan Advance

PPMI's Jim Norton has some advice for men: if you want to learn more about abortion and how it impacts people’s lives, start by listening. Then roll up your sleeves and get involved.

‘It would force me to lie to patients’: Republicans consider so-called abortion pill reversal legislation

July 24, 2021

Michigan Advance

PPMI's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sarah Wallett speaks about House Bill 5086.

Being pro-life has to be more than a slogan

June 5, 2020

Michigan Advance

In this commentary by PPMI President/CEO Lori Carpentier, she states: "I’d argue that to be truly pro-life means to give everyone access to the tools they need to live healthy, happy lives – equal pay for equal work, paid sick time off, safe workplaces, high quality health care, basic civil rights. The services and care we provide are essential to helping Michiganders live healthy, happy lives of their choosing."

Planned Parenthood offers telehealth services for birth control, UTIs

April 25, 2020

Michigan Advance

Like many health care providers during the COVID-19 crisis, Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) is now offering telehealth services, including access to birth control and urinary tract infection (UTI) treatment.

Oakland County grants Planned Parenthood $500,000 in absence of Title X funds

Dec. 20, 2019

Pride Source

On Dec. 12, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners approved a budget amendment that grants $500,000 to Planned Parenthood in the absence of Title X funding. Planned Parenthood of Michigan had been forced out of the federal family planning program due to the Trump-Pence administration’s changes to the rules for receiving Title X funds. While Planned Parenthood is one of 30 Title X providers in the state of Michigan, its health centers provide care for nearly 70 percent of the program’s recipients.

Washtenaw County sends $100k to Planned Parenthood for Title X services

Nov. 22, 2020


ANN ARBOR, MI -- Washtenaw County officials reallocated $100,000 to Planned Parenthood of Michigan to aid a six-month funding gap left when the organization rejected federal funds after a Trump administration policy change.

Clients worry about Planned Parenthood

Feb. 4, 2017

Battle Creek Enquirer

A Battle Creek patient talks about Planned Parenthood and women's health care.

Beyond Contraception

Feb. 1, 2017

Lansing City Pulse

Birth control offers benefits outside of pregnancy prevention.

Spike in women seeking long-term birth control as ACA comes under attack

Feb. 21, 2017

CBS Detroit

As the nation waits to see the Republican plan to revamp the Affordable Care Act, there’s been a run on women seeking birth control in metro Detroit.

Birth control demand bumps up

Feb. 26, 2017

Record Eagle

Planned Parenthood's Walker Health Center in Traverse City sees 33% increase in IUD, implant procedures.

How Trump's new rule on birth control coverage could impact 1.9M Michigan women

Oct. 7, 2017

Detroit Free Press

The Trump administration put in place a new rule Friday that allows employers to deny insurance coverage of birth control under the Affordable Care Act if that employer has a religious or moral objection to providing that coverage.

Hey, GOP: Your constituents use Planned Parenthood

May 10, 2017

Detroit Free Press

Michigan Republicans hot to defund Planned Parenthood should slow their roll. At least long enough to understand exactly who they’ll be sticking it to if their persistent efforts are successful: Their own constituents, women in small Michigan cities or rural Michigan counties with few options for care, tens of thousands of whom who visit Planned Parenthood – in Petoskey or Brighton or Big Rapids or Jackson or Livonia – each year.

Planned Parenthood and the LGBTQ community: What you should know

July 13, 2017

Pride Source

Birth control and abortion. For many people, that's what comes to mind when they think of Planned Parenthood. But did you know that they offer a full range of services, from HIV testing and treatment to cancer screenings? Planned Parenthood is a great resource for the health care of the LGBTQ community. Why don't more people know?

Trump ACA birth control rule change rolls dice with women

Oct. 7, 2017

Detroit Free Press

More unplanned pregnancies. More children with preventable disabilities. More abortions. 

Those are the only realistic consequences of President Donald Trump's decision to roll back an Affordable Care Act rule requiring insurance plans to cover the cost of birth control.


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