Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Order Refusing to Extradite Women, Providers Who Come to Michigan Seeking Reproductive Care

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order Wednesday refusing to extradite women who come to Michigan seeking reproductive health care.

The executive order also protects providers of legal abortion in Michigan, who will not have to fear being extradited for prosecution in another state for offering reproductive health care.

“After the overturn of Roe v Wade and the ensuing implementation of a series of extreme bans on abortion that criminalize women and medical professionals across the country, visitors to Michigan must know that they can access reproductive health care within our borders without fear of extradition. That is why I signed an executive order today refusing to cooperate with out-of-state law enforcement seeking to punish women for seeking health care,” said Governor Whitmer. “ I will stand up for all women, even if their local and statewide leaders refuse to. Michigan must remain a place where a person’s basic rights are preserved. In this existential moment for fundamental rights, it is incumbent on every elected official who believes that health—not politics—should guide medical decisions to take bold action. ”

The executive order can be viewed by clicking here.