LANSING, Mich., May 17, 2024 — State Rep. Kara Hope (D-Holt) held a town hall on Wednesday night, bringing together an esteemed panel of experts to discuss reproductive health care in Michigan. The event highlighted the Reproductive Health Act, the repeal of the 1931 criminal abortion ban, legislation aimed at expanding access to birth control, and policies to support working moms. Speakers included activists and leaders from Michigan Voices, Reproductive Freedom for All, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, the Michigan Health and Hospital Association and Mothering Justice.

“I am deeply grateful to the panelists for sharing their invaluable expertise and to all the community members who participated in this crucial conversation,” Hope said. “With reproductive health care under attack, advocacy is more urgent than ever. I’m proud of the work we’ve accomplished in the legislature regarding reproductive freedom since the passage of Prop 3 in 2022. Together, we must champion policies that ensure health care access for all and continue to protect reproductive rights.”

During the event, attendees had the opportunity to ask questions and engage directly with the panelists, fostering a robust discussion on the challenges and opportunities in reproductive health care access. Hope remains committed to advancing reproductive justice and supporting legislation that promotes health equity.