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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's latest move on abortion highlights Democrats' 2024 push


Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday repealed a state law that required women to have a separate rider on their insurance plans for abortion coverage.


It’s the latest in a string of moves the Democrat has made on the issue in the battleground state after voters enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution last year following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.


And it demonstrates how issues beyond sweeping restrictions or legalizations of the procedure continue to be at the forefront in key states ahead of the 2024 election, when abortion is set to be at the center of the campaign.


The controversial measure the governor repealed Monday was dubbed “rape insurance” by activists and some Democrats in 2013, when Whitmer spoke against the measure as the minority leader in the state Senate.