Michigan abortion injunction doesn’t apply to local prosecutors

A court order seeking to block enforcement of a dormant law criminalizing most abortions in Michigan does not apply to county prosecutors, the Michigan Court of Appeals said Monday.

The massively consecutive decision means that the 1931 law banning all abortions except those performed to protect the life of a pregnant person essentially takes effect immediately, said David Kallman, attorney for the Great Lakes Justc Center, a conservative organization representing several Michigan prosecutors who challenged the injunction. .

“We’re thrilled. It’s wonderful. That’s exactly what we’ve been saying all along,” Kallman said Monday morning in a phone interview.

Abortion rights protesters march through downtown Detroit following a rally at the Theodore Levin Federal Court Building in Detroit to protest the US Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.

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The decision could have a sweeping and sweeping impact in the state, where Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and many other pro-abortion rights advocates have fought to maintain legal access to abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. in June.

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