Nancy Kaffer is a columnist and member of the Detroit Free Press Editorial Board. She writes about politics, policy and the complicated relationship between the two. Kaffer covers state, local and national politics. She joined the Free Press in 2012, and previously worked at Crain's Detroit Business, the Hattiesburg (Miss.) American, Metro Times and the Dearborn Press & Guide.
Renee Chelian started Northland Family Planning in 1976, after having an illegal abortion in a Detroit warehouse as a teenager. Her clinics are still operating, but the Supreme Court's decision in Dobbs imperils her 50 years of work to make abortion safe and available.