Right now, Governor Whitmer and her authorized workforce are going to court docket to defend authorized abortion in Michigan.
On Monday, the Oakland County Circuit Court docket granted the governor’s request for a brief restraining order after a call earlier that day from the Michigan Court docket of Appeals that cleared the trail for county prosecutors to prosecute docs and nurses for doing their jobs. The governor’s authorized efforts proceed right this moment, and she is going to proceed combating like hell to make sure girls have management over their our bodies and that docs and nurses can do their jobs with out concern of jail time.
“We’re going to court docket right this moment to defend authorized abortion in Michigan,” stated Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “The standing of abortion in Michigan stays precarious, and we’re combating like hell to ensure medical selections are left between a lady and her physician. On Monday, hours after a court docket cleared a path for county prosecutors to prosecute docs and nurses, I secured a brief restraining order guaranteeing they may maintain doing their jobs. That is one other textbook instance of why the Michigan Supreme Court docket should take up my lawsuit to constitutionally shield reproductive freedom as quickly as potential. Our docs and nurses can’t wait any longer. I’ll maintain combating like hell to maintain abortion protected and authorized in Michigan.”
Michigan has a legislation from 1931 on the books banning abortion with out exceptions for rape or incest and permitting docs and nurses who provide reproductive care to be prosecuted. The Republican majority within the Michigan Legislature has been in court docket defending the excessive 1931 abortion ban and a number of county prosecutors are ready to prosecute if they’ve a authorized opening and put nurses and docs behind bars.