LANSING, Mich., Sept. 7, 2021 — Michigan House Democrats are standing with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as she calls to pass legislation repealing Michigan’s 1930s law criminalizing abortion, which is currently not in effect because of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. If the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe, that Michigan law and others like it may go back into effect. Repealing the law would ensure that the right to choose remains a right in Michigan, even in the face of continued, relentless attacks on Roe v. Wade. House Democratic Leader Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Township) issued the following statement:

“Year after year, House Democrats have introduced bills to repeal Michigan’s archaic abortion ban, and year after year, Republicans have blocked those efforts. In the past, repealing this law may have been viewed as a principled gesture, but with recent attacks like the extreme anti-choice law passed in Texas, striking this void law has become a top priority. Frequent failed petition drives to outlaw abortion continue to show that a vast majority of Michiganders support the constitutional right to choose, and House Democrats will defend the right to make that personal and private medical decision.”