JeffJ is in Michigan, where JeffJ wants us to believe he's never voted for a Michigan Republican.
Is abortion now illegal in Michigan?
No. In April, Planned Parenthood of Michigan and Dr. Sarah Wallett filed a lawsuit seeking to block enforcement of the 1931 law, which would outlaw abortion in the state.
In May, the Michigan Court of Claims granted a preliminary injunction in the suit, meaning the 1931 law will not go into effect until there is a decision in the lawsuit.
However, Right to Life of Michigan, the Michigan Catholic Conference, and two county prosecutors have asked the appeals court to throw out the injunction. Republican leaders in the state legislature have also filed a brief saying they would defend the law in court since Attorney General Dana Nessel has refused to.
What does the 1931 law say?
Under this law, almost all abortions would be considered a felony with a possible penalty of up to four years in prison.
Both doctors who assist in abortions and pregnant people who use medication for self-abortions could be charged.
What exceptions are granted?
The law " one of the strictest in the country " does not grant exceptions in cases of rape or ------. It does grant exceptions to "preserve the life" of the mother, however, experts aren't sure exactly what that means.
When considering other factors " such as the risk level, the viability of the fetus, or pre-existing conditions that may be worsened by the pregnancy " many doctors are concerned about the phrase's ambiguity. Some physicians say they would be forced to decide if a pregnancy is risky enough to justify an abortion under the 1931 law, and to defend themselves if charged.