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Michigan’s 45th State House District

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

Our health and rights are on the line. It's critical that we elect leaders who will work to expand access to health care, not attack it. Learn more about where Michigan’s 45th State House District candidates stand on health care and reproductive rights before you turn in your ballot for the November 3rd General Election.


Barb Anness, Democrat

Endorsed by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

No matter where you live, how much money you make or the color of your skin, we all deserve high-quality health care. Barb Anness will fight to ensure we can all access the care we need to live healthy, full lives and build the families we want when we’re ready.

“We must make a bipartisan effort to expand and improve health care, including access and quality, for all citizens. This effort must include expanding Medicaid, lowering prescription drug prices, and reducing the costs of premiums and deductibles.”

You can trust Barb Anness to:

  • Protect and expand access to health care .

  • Stand with Planned Parenthood patients and health centers

  • Fight back against attacks on reproductive rights and access to safe, legal abortion

  • Support accurate, comprehensive sex education programs for young Michiganders

  • Support measures that increase access to domestic violence assistance, adequate wages, earned paid leave time, safe homes and more.


Mark Tisdel, Republican

Mark Tisdel’s dangerous agenda would put politics over people, making it even harder for Michiganders to access the care we need to live healthy, full lives and take care of our families.

In response to an extreme anti-abortion organization’s candidate questionnaire, Mark Tisdel said he:

  • Supports overturning Roe v. Wade

  • Supports abortion bans

  • Supports defunding Planned Parenthood

  • Supports legislation allowing health care professionals to deny treatment to patients due to personal religious beliefs


Take Action:

Ready to cast your vote for reproductive health champions? View our full endorsement guide and then make a plan to vote.


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