Judge stops enforcement of Michigan abortion ban if Roe overturns; Nessel will not appeal


A Michigan Court of Claims judge has granted a preliminary injunction to Planned Parenthood of Michigan that would block enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark decision in 1973 Roe enshrining abortion as a constitutional right.

Claims Court judge Elizabeth Gleicher delivered a preliminary victory to Planned Parenthood of Michigan which would block enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban if the US Supreme Court overturns the landmark 1973 Roe decision enshrining abortion as a constitutional right.

Democratic Attorney General Dana Nessel said she would not appeal Gleicher’s order. Nessel, the named defendant in the case, said the ruling against her office is a “victory for the millions of women in Michigan fighting for their rights.”

Gleicher granted the preliminary injunction in an order finding that Planned Parenthood was likely to succeed based on arguments that “forced pregnancy” is a threat to a woman’s constitutional right to bodily integrity and a regular procedure.


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