AG Nessel Pledges Not to Prosecute Abortions if Roe v. Wade Gets Overturned
We told you about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer supporting new legislation In October, which would repeal abortion restrictions and regulation in the state.
“We know that the people of Michigan value a woman’s right to choose. I think it’s important that we continue to push legislation like this, that we use every tool at our disposal,” Whitmer said.
Now, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel says she would not prosecute any woman who gets an abortion if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned.
Should Roe v. Wade be overturned and Michigan’s pre-1973 ban on abortion come back into effect, I will not prosecute a woman for having an abortion or her doctor for providing one.https://t.co/Tcatf65rSx
— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) December 3, 2019
It comes during an effort to pass anti-abortion laws in several states across the country, possibly leading to a showdown in the Supreme Court.