Michigan Court: County Prosecutors Can Enforce 1931 Abortion Ban

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that county prosecutors can enforce Michigan’s 1931 ban on abortion and file criminal charges against doctors and health care workers who provide abortion services.

The ruling comes after Michigan Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher granted a preliminary injunction on May 17, suspending the 91-year-old ban, saying it likely violates the state constitution.

The Michigan Court of Appeals ruling does not take effect for 21 days.

Planned Parenthood of Michigan issued the following statement Monday:

“Planned Parenthood of Michigan will continue to evaluate our legal options and remains committed to protecting abortion access in Michigan.

Planned Parenthood of Michigan will continue to provide abortion services in accordance with the law. PPMI patients can keep their appointments and our doors remain open.”

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