LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – Michigan voters will decide on November 8 whether or not to enshrine abortion rights up to the moment of birth in the state’s constitution.
On Thursday, the Michigan Supreme Court ordered the Board of State Canvassers to put the Reproductive Freedom for All question on the Nov. 8 ballot. The board deadlocked on the vote last week.
This is one of many abortion rulings made in Michigan over the past three months. When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the landmark Roe v. Wade opinion in June and returned abortion regulations to the states, activating Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban. That ban allows the prosecution of abortion providers.
A court of claims judge issued a temporary injunction to keep that ban from going into effect last spring, and changed it to a permanent injunction on Wednesday. In addition, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has called on the Michigan Supreme Court to take up the matter.