Whitmer’s abortion lawsuit dismissed after voters approved amendment

Whitmer’s abortion lawsuit dismissed after voters approved amendment

A lawsuit that helped hold abortions legal and obtainable in Michigan for months is no far more.

The Michigan Supreme Court docket on Friday formally dismissed the abortion-relevant lawsuit filed final yr by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Whitmer asked the court to close the scenario, noting she’d withdrawn the relevant lawsuit in Oakland County earlier this thirty day period just after voters overwhelmingly permitted a new condition constitutional modification that accomplished the very same objectives as her lawsuit.

“On November 8, 2022, Michigan voters went to the polls and accepted Proposal 3, the Appropriate to Reproductive Independence Initiative, which codified reproductive legal rights, including abortion rights, in the Michigan Constitution,” notes the letter from the condition inquiring the court docket to dismiss the lawsuit.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks to a crowd while celebrating her reelection during the Michigan Democratic watch party for the midterm elections at the Motor City Casino Sound Board in Detroit early Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022.

Past year, the governor appropriately forecast the U.S. Supreme Courtroom would reverse Roe v. Wade, a 1973 landmark final decision that recognized a countrywide constitutional appropriate to abortion. In April 2022 her office filed a lawsuit in opposition to 13 prosecutors in counties with abortion clinics, arguing the suitable to an abortion was currently integrated in the state Structure and hence a 1931 regulation criminalizing most abortions that could go into influence with Roe’s demise should really be unenforceable.