PONTIAC, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – A Michigan appeals court ruled Gov. Gretchen Whitmer does not need to testify this week in an Oakland County lawsuit centering around the state’s abortion laws.

The ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals came on Tuesday, one day before a court hearing regarding enforcement of the state’s 1931 abortion ban.

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Lawyers for county prosecutors who want the right to criminally charge abortion providers under that ban subpoenaed Whitmer to answer questions in relation to the lawsuit that she filed.

The one-page order indicated the appellate court did not believe there were clear errors that prompted it to immediately intervene in a lower court’s ruling.