Category Archives: Health

Why would any intelligent young women stay in a state that requires the purchase of rape insurance?

Remember that “rape insurance” legislation that we talked about in December? Well, as of tomorrow, it becomes law in Michigan. I can see the appeal for the twisted old men on the far right who conspired to bring this about, as they’ve long been looking for opportunities to chip away at Roe v. Wade, and […]

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Increasing options for our neighbors without either heat or shelter

On Saturday I posted something here about the plight of the homeless during this week’s polar vortex, which, as I understand it, has brought temperatures near levels not experienced in the region since the 1880s. My intention had been to share a comprehensive list of resources available to those in our community who were without […]

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Does Washtenaw County have sufficient infrastructure to keep people warm this weekend?

With yet another huge winter storm system headed our way, and temperatures expected to reach well below 0 °F by the end of this weekend, I reached out to several people who work with Washtenaw County’s homeless population, asking a relatively simple question…. “Do we have warming center capacity in the Ypsi-Arbor area sufficient to […]

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Where does one go to purchase rape insurance in Michigan this holiday season?

Late yesterday afternoon Michigan Republicans passed controversial legislation making it illegal for insurance companies to include abortion procedures as part of their standard coverage, even in cases of rape or incest, or where the life of the mother might be in jeopardy. Should women in the sate of Michigan require abortion coverage, in the opinion […]

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DIY funerals, gaining acceptance in America

Continuing our recent conversation on DIY funerals, I wanted to pass along a link to this new report by Boston’s NPR affiliate WBUR on the growing sentiment in the United States that families can better care for their deceased loved ones than the mortuary industry. Here’s a short clip from the report, followed by video […]

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