ANN ARBOR, MI – Law Enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban was blocked by a court on Wednesday. who replaced her temporary order with permanent ban.
Michigan Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher held that the Michigan Constitution’s due process provision was broad enough to cover reproductive rights.
“The Michigan State Constitution protects the right of all pregnant women people make offline health decisions”, she wrote, and later: “The exercise of the right to physical integrity means the exercise of the right to determine when in her life a woman will best prepared physically, emotionally and financially to be mother.”
Gleicher’s original interim order preceded the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling. Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization resolution in June.
Dr. Sarah Wallett, Chief Medical Officer for Planned Parenthood of Michigan, says this means that abortion rights are protected while there are still many of pending litigation.
“But it does help reassure doctors and patients who really concerned that this may not always be the case in Michigan,” she told the Michigan Public Radio Network.
Michigan covert abortion law threatens abortion providers with criminal charges.
Gleicher’s opinion was somewhat technical. Is not directly bar prosecutors from bringing charges against abortion providers. Instead, she directed Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to report prosecutors right to abortion remain protected. Nessel has already she said she won’t bring charges under the 1931 law.
According to attorney David Kallman, the distinction is meaningless. who represents the county prosecutors who say they are allowed to serve criminal charges under the 1931 law
“Incredible,” he said. “Talk about shift and change in our constitutional form of government. I didn’t understand the state of Michigan now, according to Judge Gleicher, controls as well as runs all 83 county prosecutors offices in this is the state.”
it one of several court cases related to abortion in play in Michigan. It might join at least three decisions which were appealed to the Michigan Supreme Court. there is also separate case that seeks an abortion rights amendment on November vote.
The court is expected rule This week on a challenge to the petition campaign, which collected almost signatures – record — in attempt to introduce a proposed reproductive rights amendment on November vote.