Gov. Whitmer, Democrats Work to Repeal Abortion Restrictions, Regulations

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says she supports new legislation which would repeal abortion restrictions and regulation in the state.

The Michigan Reproductive Health Act aims to expand, repeal, and change requirements.

But the legislation is not expected to advance in the state’s GOP controlled Legislature.

Governor Whitmer says it values a “woman’s right to choose.”

The bill would repeal a non-enforced 1931 law that bans almost all abortions, remove the need for parental consent, and get rid of a 24-hour waiting period.

Michigan anti-abortion groups are pushing to ban abortions as early as six weeks and restrict a common procedure.

It’s possible the Legislature could implement the measures without Governor Whitmer’s signature.