Detroit Evening Report, June 24, 2022: Abortion care remains legal in Michigan

Protesters take to the streets Tuesday in response to a leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. Photo credit: Eli Newman/WDET

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Abortion care will remain legal in Michigan. That’s despite today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling and a 91-year-old state law criminalizing the medical procedure. A Court of Claims judge issued an injunction in May that keeps the 1931 anti-abortion law from being enforced while a constitutional challenge plays out in court. Planned Parenthood of Michigan Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sarah Wallet says women can still seek care. A ballot initiative is seeking to put the question of abortion rights in Michigan before voters in November and the state supreme court could still nullify the 1931 law criminalizing abortion.

Other headlines for June 24, 2022:

  • Michigan State Police say a sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a 22-year-old motorist for suspicion of impaired driving
  • Michigan agrees to destroy more than 3 million babies’ dried blood spots collected for scientific research
  • Gleaners Community Food Bank is kicking off its Summer Food Service Program
  • The Detroit City FC is giving away free tickets to Hamtramck residents

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  • Nargis Rahman
    Nargis Hakim Rahman is the Civic Reporter at 101.9 WDET. Rahman graduated from Wayne State University, where she was a part of the Journalism Institute of Media Diversity.