This morning, the Michigan Department of Attorney General announced that Michigan is joining others states challenging rules which allow employers to deny birth control coverage.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued this statement:

Michigan has a compelling interest in protecting the health, well-being and economic security of our residents. We are committed to ensuring a strong and robust regulatory framework that makes contraception widely available and as affordable as possible to advance educational opportunity, workplace equality and financial empowerment for women, to improve the health of women and children, and to reduce healthcare-related costs for individuals, families, and the State of Michigan. While Michigan did not join this case when it first began, we are joining it now. We are on firm ground and are pushing back on the federal government to ensure our residents get the protection they need.