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MICHIGAN WOMEN

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Restricting Healthcare

An abortion ban would prevent women experiencing miscarriage from getting the care they need.

Putting women at risk

Across the country, states are passing laws that ban abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. These strict abortion bans are even going so far to make the treatment for an active miscarriage illegal. 

 

That would be the case in Michigan, too, had Governor Gretchen Whitmer not filed a motion for an injunction with the Oakland County Circuit Court against enforcement of Michigan’s extreme 1931 abortion law. The century old law would ban abortions without exceptions for rape or incest and criminalize nurses and doctors for doing their jobs.  

 

However, any injuction is only temporary, and Michigan women could still face the extreme abortion law if Whitmer loses the Governor’s race in 2022. 

 

Whitmer’s Republican opponents have voiced their support for abortion bans. Tutor Dixon, Republican candidate for governor, said she supports an total abortion ban in Michigan with no exceptions for rape or incest. When an interviewer asked if she thought a 14-year-old girl who was abused by her uncle should have to carry to term, Dixon replied, “Yeah, perfect example … okay … because I know people who are the product — a life is a life for me.”

Threat to Contraception
 

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a woman and family's access to basic contraception is also now threatened—especially in Michigan, where leading Republicans have proposed a review of Michigan's legal guarantee to contraception.

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