Ongoing Court Battle On Abortion Rights Turns To the Legislature

Mike Milanowski Jr., who is running to represent District 84 in the Michigan House, has touted his endorsement from Right to Life of Michigan, an organization that supports criminalizing abortion.

Ongoing Court Battle On Abortion Rights Turns To the Legislature

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

In the latest turn in a months long court battle, a judge has issued an injunction preventing the enforcement of a 1931 law that would ban virtually all abortions in Michigan. Under the law, women and doctors could be sent to prison for up to four years for obtaining or performing an abortion, with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

The injunction is unlikely to mark the end of the legal back-and-forth. An attorney representing two local Michigan prosecutors pushing to enforce the 1931 law said that they are planning to appeal the judge’s ruling.

With the fight over the 1931 law front and center, Michigan candidates continue to voice their opinions on the matter. “Our local residents—and everyone across the state—deserve the right to safe, accessible health care, and that includes access to abortion,” said Representative Carol Glanville, who is running for reelection to the Michigan House. “It is our duty as legislators to protect the rights of Michiganders, and I will work tirelessly to do so.”

Mike Milanowski Jr., who is running against Glanville, has cited “protecting the most vulnerable in our society, like the unborn” as a top priority. Milanowski has also touted his endorsement from Right to Life of Michigan, an organization committed to “ending abortion in our state.” Right to Life of Michigan supports the enforcement of the 1931 law, which the group has highlighted as a step on “Michigan’s path to ban abortions.”