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Bednar on how Trump's abortion stance impacts his electoral chances

Nov 5, 2023 VG (Norway)
Jenna Bednar, VG (Norway): "As soon as a Republican politician takes a firm stance on abortion, he will probably upset one of these two important groups," Bednar explains to VG.  "The more ambiguous Trump can be, the better for his electoral...
In the Media

Lantz fact-checks unfounded unsafe medication abortion claims

May 23, 2023 USA Today
Paula Lantz, USA Today: Medication abortion is safe, and a large number of studies validate this, according to Paula Lantz, an abortion policy expert at the University of Michigan. The New York Times analyzed over 100 studies spanning countries and...
State & Hill

Faculty News, spring 2023

May 3, 2023
Dominique Adams-Santos, Celeste Watkins-Hayes, and PhD candidate Kayonne Christy contributed a chapter, "Narratives in Context: Locating Racism and Sexism in Black Women's Health Experiences," to The Routledge Companion to...
In the Media

Bednar critiques Florida Republicans' approach to 2024 elections

Apr 14, 2023 Sentinel & Enterprise
Jenna Bednar, Sentinel & Enterprise: "We had moderate voters crossing over what would be stereotypical party-line votes to support positions that they believe are the right policy choice for themselves and for their families. I don’t understand what...
Publication

Lantz analyzes direct democracy gains regarding abortion access

Nov 23, 2022
When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down 50 years of abortion access by overturning Roe v. Wade in its June 2022 Dobbs decision, guaranteeing those rights fell back to individual states. Access battles will continue for years in state legislatures,...
In the Media

Lantz discusses role of abortion in high voter turnout

Nov 8, 2022 Exame
Paula Lantz, Exame: "In the US, where there is a historic emphasis on freedom and the limits of government intrusion in freedom of religion and expression, it is difficult to defend that the State should interfere in a personal and individual...
News

Bednar breaks down Barrett-Slotkin race

Nov 1, 2022
In Michigan's seventh Congressional district, incumbent Elissa Slotkin is facing State Senator Tom Barrett. The race has quickly become one of the most expensive in the country, and is heavily influenced by the question of abortion access. Jenna...
News

Ivacko discusses voter priorities in 2022 election

Oct 30, 2022
Ahead of the midterm election, Tom Ivacko, executive director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy, joined WXYZ Detroit to discuss what's on voters' minds. "This is a very interesting election cycle. Typically, the economy is one of...
In the Media

Bednar emphasizes role of abortion rights in MI gubernatorial race

Sep 29, 2022 NPR: The Takeaway
The national spotlight is on Michigan's gubernatorial election, which will effectively decide the future of reproductive rights in the state. Jenna Bednar, professor of public policy and political science, discussed how both parties are...
In the Media

Hanson describes Supreme Court as 'minority rule'

Sep 26, 2022 Michigan Advance
The Supreme Court of the United States has been under fire lately for many of its recent decisions, including the one that overturned Roe v. Wade. Jonathan Hanson, political scientist and lecturer in statistics, broke down what these decisions mean...
In the Media

El-Sayed: "In 10 days SCOTUS took us back decades"

Jul 12, 2022 Detroit Metro Times
Ford School Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence Abdul El-Sayed opines that the Supreme Court betrayed the public trust in its final rulings released at the end of June -- overturning of Roe v. Wade, limiting gun control measures, and...
In the Media

Supreme Court draft leak damages Court's reputation - Hanson

May 8, 2022 Journal de Brasilia
The leak of a draft Supreme Court ruling on a case involving overturning access to abortion has contributed to a deterioration in the image of the Court among the U.S. public, according to an article in the Journal de Brasilia.  Ford School...
In the Media

Schwarz discusses Michigan bill targeting stem cell research

Feb 14, 2022 Michigan Advance
Joe Schwarz, lecturer in public policy, weighed in on two bills passed in the Michigan House of Representatives this week. The bills would make conducting medical research on stem cells derived from abortions a five-year felony. "That is...
News

Ivacko debates 2022 hot topics

Jan 5, 2022
Selected as a panelist for Hour Detroit's 2022 political predictions, Tom Ivacko, Executive Director of CLOSUP, weighed in on some of the most burning questions about Michigan's 2022 elections. The first question: How would Roe v. Wade, and...