Whitmer and legislators propose undoing abortion restrictions

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS/AP) – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and supporting lawmakers have introduced an act that would repeal Michigan’s abortion restrictions and regulations.

The Reproductive Health Act would ensure people have the freedom to make their own medical decisions, according to the press release.

The legislation introduced Tuesday will not be approved in the Republican-led Legislature. Nonetheless, Whitmer said it’s important to advocate for Michigan Reproductive Health Act because residents “value a woman’s right to choose.”

Women’s reproductive rights and access to quality health care are under attack across the country. Now, more than ever, we must take concrete steps to ensure the rights of all women are protected under the law.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

“The bills would repeal an unenforced 1931 law that bans virtually all abortions, remove a parental consent requirement and lift a 24-hour waiting period,” the Associated Press reports.

Michigan anti-abortion groups are gathering signatures to stop a second-trimester procedure and ban abortion at six weeks.

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