Abortion in Michigan Faces Uncertain Future After 1931 Law Blocked by Injunction

A Michigan judge has granted an injunction blocking enforcement of a 1931 law that mandates jail sentences for women who seek abortions and doctors who provide them.

Abortion in Michigan Faces Uncertain Future After 1931 Law Blocked by Injunction”

By Main Street Sentinel Staff

A Michigan judge has issued an injunction to block enforcement of a 1931 law that makes abortion a felony.

Michigan Circuit Court Judge Jacob J. Cunningham said that “by not issuing an injunction today the court would send the health-care system into crisis.” The injunction prevents Michigan prosecutors from pursing jail sentences for doctors who perform abortions or women who seek them out. The 1931 law, which “makes almost all abortions a felony with no exemptions for rape or incest,” became enforceable after the Supreme Court repealed Roe v. Wade in June.

However, the future of abortion in Michigan remains uncertain as control of the legislature is up for grabs.

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri, a Democrat who is running for State Senate in the 4th District, has said that “big decisions about your body, your health, and your future” should not be decided by politicians.

His Republican opponent Houston James, who previously interned on Capitol Hill, has been endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan, an organization that seeks to “end abortion.”