Judge stops enforcement of Michigan’s abortion ban if Roe overturned; Nessel won’t appeal

A Michigan Court of Claims judge has granted a preliminary injunction to Planned Parenthood of Michigan that would stall the enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban should the US Supreme Court overturn the landmark 1973 Roe decision enshrining abortion as a constitutional right.

Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher issued a preliminary victory to Planned Parenthood of Michigan that would stall the enforcement of Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban should the US Supreme Court overturn the landmark 1973 Roe decision enshrining abortion as a constitutional right.

Michigan Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth L. Gleicher

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

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

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