Roe v Wade Overturned: What it Means for Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in a 5-4 decision that sent political and personal shock waves across the country. The decision marks the first time the United States Supreme Court has taken a Constitutionally protected right away from Americans.

In Michigan, reactions were swift with Governor Gretchen Whitmer filed a motion with the Michigan Supreme Court to urge the Court to immediately consider her lawsuit asking the for decision if Michigan’s state constitution protects the right to abortion.

“Today, I filed a motion urging the court to immediately take up my lawsuit to protect abortion in Michigan. We need to clarify that under Michigan law, access to abortion is not only legal, but constitutionally protected. The urgency of the moment is clear—the Michigan court must act now,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “With today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision, Michigan’s extreme 1931 law banning abortion without exceptions for rape or incest and criminalizing doctors and nurses who provide reproductive care is poised to take effect. If the 1931 law goes into effect, it will punish women and strip away their right to make decisions about their own bodies. That is why I filed a lawsuit in April and used my executive authority to urge the Michigan Supreme Court to immediately resolve whether Michigan’s state constitution protects the right to abortion. I will fight like hell to protect the rights of Michigan women.”

Planned Parenthood released the following information:

The news of the June 24 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court can be confusing. Know this: abortion is legal in Michigan and you have a right abortion services in this state.

Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPMI) offers unbiased, accurate information about the options available for pregnancy termination.

Abortion pill (medication abortion)

The abortion pill can be taken up to the 11th week of pregnancy. The administration of medication causes the abortion; no procedure is involved. Get more information about the abortion pill.

We provide the abortion pill at all of our health centers in Michigan.

If you have scheduled an appointment for the abortion pill, follow these instructions in planning for your visit.

In-clinic abortion procedure

In-clinic abortion procedures are offered through 19.6 weeks of pregnancy. This is an in-office, out-patient procedure. We are one of the few providers who also offer sedation if desired. Get more information about in-clinic abortion procedures.

We provide in-clinic abortion procedures at our Ann Arbor EastFlint, and Kalamazoo health centers. (Our other health centers do not provide in-clinic abortions but do offer the abortion pill.)

If you have scheduled an appointment for an in-clinic abortion, follow these instructions in planning for your visit.


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