The Status of Abortion Rights in Michigan

August 10, 2022
Hosted by Carliss Chatman

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The Dobbs decision has combined with a pre-Roe abortion ban and dueling court orders to cause chaos about the right to choose in the state of Michigan. Because many surrounding states have complete or partial abortion bans, the confusion has created a ripple effect. Some pregnant persons crossed state lines to receive care in Michigan only to be turned away, then later told they could receive care. Others simply believe that they cannot receive abortion care in Michigan. On this episode, Senator Adam Hollier, who represents Wayne County (including Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Hamtramck, Harper Woods, Highland Park) will join us to discuss abortion access in Michigan and what can be done to protect reproductive rights.

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Getting Common with Professor Carliss Chatman provides a refreshing common sense approach to business, law, women's rights, racial justice, and entrepreneurship. Featuring experts in law, business and entrepreneurship, politics and government, and education, Getting Common educates while exposing you to a fresh and new perspective. Listen live every Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

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Carliss Chatman

Carliss Chatman is an Associate Professor specializing in corporate and commercial law. Her eleven years of legal practice before entering the academy lends a common sense approach to her teaching and scholarship. She specializes in bringing practical experience to all of her classes, making complex legal concepts within reach for students of all backgrounds. Through service on the Advisory Board of, she has worked on the cutting edge of legal regulatory technology, helping to train the machine learning platform to anticipate the research needs of those in the compliance and regulatory legal space. Her experience in leadership of non-profit boards and over two decades of social activism has allowed Professor Chatman to develop expertise on matters involving race, women's rights, and educational access. Her scholarship, teaching and service have been celebrated and awarded by her faculty and peers. She is the 2021 Recipient of Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award, presented by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups, the 2020 Recipient Jessine A. Monaghan Fellowship, an award for experiential education, given in recognition of contributions to the transactional component of the Law School’s experiential program and the 2020 Recipient Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship.

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