There’s a big gap in views on abortion in Michigan — among Republicans

, it’s one of the most conservative states, yet a majority of Michiganders overall support access to abortion services. The state’s Democratic governor has made progressive strides in ensuring that reproductive health is protected and that abortion remains safe and legal in the state, while Republican efforts to restrict access have been resisted by organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. This demonstrates the stark divide in attitudes among the state’s political parties, and highlights the importance of a dialogue around this issue in order to bridge the gap.