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Reproductive Health

  • Michigan is one of more than a dozen states with an abortion ban on the books that was unenforceable following the 1973 Roe versus Wade decision. But that old law is not automatically back in force as a result of Friday’s US Supreme Court decision in the Dobbs versus Jackson case. The dormant Michigan law dates back to 1931 and it says abortion providers can be prosecuted -- with exceptions only to save the life of a pregnant woman.
  • Michigan’s 1931 law banning abortion is on hold due to a judge’s injunction preventing its enforcement. For now, abortions can continue in the state despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.The Republican-controlled legislature has denied votes on bills by Democrats that would codify the right to abortion care in Michigan. The Reproductive Freedom for All ballot initiative seeks to bypass the legislature and put the question of abortion rights before voters in November.
  • Some Democrats in the state Legislature want to pass a Reproductive Health Act.The lawmakers face an uphill battle with their Republican counterparts.…