LANSING, Mich., March 2, 2023 — The Michigan House of Representatives voted today to repeal the outdated 1931 criminal abortion ban. House Bill 4006, sponsored by Laurie Pohutsky (D-Livonia), repeals the ban from Michigan Penal Code of 1931. HB 4032, sponsored by state Rep. Stephanie A. Young (D-Detroit), would eliminate the ban from the state’s Code of Criminal Procedure to legalize the procurement of abortion medication. State Rep. Jason Morgan (D-Ann Arbor) issued the following statement in support of the repeal:

“We all have a stake in defending reproductive rights. Abortion rights are human rights. Abortion rights are health care. Michiganders deserve access to the health care they need to lead safe, healthy, fulfilling lives. I promised my voters that I would defend their reproductive freedom, and I am so proud to co-sponsor this legislation to deliver on that promise.”