LANSING, Mich., Sept. 8, 2022 — In the ongoing debate surrounding Michigan’s strict 1931 anti-abortion law, Court of Claims Chief Judge Elizabeth Gleicher ruled the law is unconstitutional. As a result of the ruling, neither Attorney General Dana Nessel nor county prosecutors can enforce the law that prohibits abortion, even in the case of rape or incest. Abortion remains legal across the state. In response to the decision, state Rep. Rachel Hood (D-Grand Rapids) issued the following statement: 


“The news of Judge Gleicher’s decision invalidating the 1931 law is another win in the ongoing fight to protect reproductive rights in Michigan. It has been affirmed once again that all people deserve the right to make choices about what happens to their own bodies.”