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Michigan’s 1931 Abortion Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

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At a glance

  • Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher ruled Michigan’s 1931 abortion ban unconstitutional.
  • The judge declared that the ban violated the Michigan Constitution’s due process and equal protection clauses.
  • Judge Gleicher said the statute “is facially unconstitutional because its enforcement would deprive pregnant women of their right to bodily integrity and autonomy, and the equal protect of the law.”


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