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Eyes turn to state battle after SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade

Eman Mohammed
Abortion-rights activist argues with anti-abortion-rights protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Focus in the battle over Michigan abortion access is shifting to state courts and elections, now that the U-S Supreme Court overturned “Roe V- Wade.”

With “Roe” overturned, Republican state Representative Joseph Bellino says he’s content with a 1931 Michigan law outlawing abortion taking effect once again.

“I’m sure future legislatures will look at the law and the Supreme Court gave the state legislatures the right to do what their people want so that’s what Michigan people will do.”

Lawsuits surrounding the law are pending in various state courts.

But Democratic House Minority Leader Donna Lasinski says voters will need to step up in November if they want abortion protections.

“Republicans have shown absolutely no interest. They haven’t held a single committee hearing. They haven’t held or put forth any opportunity to have dialogue on the issue.”