LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – The 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade came and went on Sunday, with Democrat-run Michigan highlighting bills in the legislature that will shore up abortion through all nine months of pregnancy in the state constitution.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who has spent the better part of the last year saying she will “fight like hell” for abortion rights, released a statement on Sunday.
“Michiganders spoke with a clear voice in November,” Whitmer said, referring to the passage of Proposal 3 which would, among other things, enshrine the legal right to an abortion in the state constitution. “I am proud that legislation has already been introduced in the legislature to roll back our extreme abortion ban and eliminate criminal penalties on nurses and doctors for providing abortions.”
Even with the passage of Proposal 3 by voters, the legislature must create bills that will help implement it.
In Washington, where thousands of people gathered for the annual March for Life over the weekend, President Joe Biden signed a Presidential Memorandum which will “further protect access to medication abortion,” according to a Fact Sheet issued by the White House.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will allow a policy update to allow retail pharmacies to distribute abortion medications.