An injunction suspending enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 ban on abortions only applies to the state, an attorney for prosecutors contends, revealing the tenuousness of the law after the Supreme Court decision.
A conservative majority of justices overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which established a federal right to abortion. In a series of opinions, the nine-member court revealed deep divisions within their ranks.
Michigan was poised to outlaw most abortions after Roe fell, but a judge recently suspended the state’s 1931 abortion ban. While that case is sorted out, clinics expect more out-of-state patients at Michigan clinics to get the procedure.
As Roe v. Wade is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, Michigan has had the fifth-highest rate in the nation, even though there are no clinics in most counties. Maps, charts explain who is getting the procedure and where.