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Abortion in Michigan

Is abortion legal in Michigan?

Let’s be clear, women in the United States still have access to elective abortion. The overturning of Roe VS Wade removes elective abortion as a constitutional right federally and turns the decision over to the lawmakers of the state. Prior to 1973, the individual states made laws regarding abortion. Michigan does in fact have a law on the books that would make abortion in Michigan unlawful. However, law makers have temporarily halted that previous law from taking effect right away.

Many women who are initially undecided about their pregnancy choice will feel rushed to make an abortion decision since the law could change. We want to encourage all women, no matter their political stance on abortion, to take the time they need, gather all the facts, work through their true feelings and make a choice based on thorough decision-making process, not panic.

 

What if I have a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy?

Miscarriage (spontaneous abortion) is a term for when a pregnancy is no longer viable (alive). Ectopic pregnancies (occurring outside of the uterus) are also considered non-viable life. Treatments for miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy have not, and will not, change. Elective abortion promptly ends a viable, growing life. The right to elective abortion on demand throughout pregnancy is what is now in question.

Women who have miscarriages, ectopic pregnancies and other life-threatening illnesses regarding pregnancy will still be able to obtain life saving treatments and procedures. These procedures have never been offered through family planning agencies or abortion facilities, rather through a licensed OBGYN or surgeon in a hospital setting.