Detroit Evening Report, May 4, 2022: Worthy says her office won’t file charges against abortion providers if law changes


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Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says she will not file charges against abortion providers or women should the state’s laws change. A draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court was leaked to the media earlier this week. It indicates the court’s willingness to overturn Roe v. Wade, which made abortions legal in 1973.  If the landmark ruling is overturned, Michigan would revert to a 1931 law that makes all abortions illegal except to save the live of the mother.

Other headlines for May 4, 2022:

  • Michigan Senate approves 5% increase in funding for K-12 schools
  • Spending boost for state universities is highest higher education budget increase in decades
  • Fed raises short-term interest rates to curb inflation
  • Eminem selected for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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  • Jerome Vaughn is News Director at 101.9 WDET. His interest in news reporting began when he was five years old, after his mom bought him a yellow Panasonic ball and chain radio.