MI: County prosecutors can enforce abortion ban under new court ruling

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation [Canadian state media]

“Abortion could become illegal in parts of Michigan after a state Court of Appeals panel said in a decision released Monday that a judge’s injunction blocking the enforcement of a pre-Roe v. Wade ban doesn’t apply to county prosecutors. The 91-year-old abortion ban, which had been blocked in May from taking immediate effect, makes it a crime for physicians to perform abortions unless the life of the mother is in danger. The new ruling will have the largest impact on the 13 prosecutors in the state that have abortion clinics in their county. Seven of those prosecutors — all Democrats — previously said they would not enforce the 1931 law. Republican prosecutors in Kent and Jackson counties, however, plan to enforce the 1931 abortion ban, meaning abortion providers could get charged with a felony.” (08/01/22)