Michigan

Michigan’s anti-choice legislature promotes a highly disabling environment for those seeking later term abortions. Later abortions are outlawed except in cases where the life (but not health) of the woman is endangered. The law renders the provision of certain procedures a felony and imposes a penalty of imprisonment for up to two years and/or fines of up to $50,000 unless the procedure is necessary to save a woman’s life. Michigan also allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women abortions. Furthermore, Michigan also subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws.

Restrictions: 
Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability
Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life (but not health)

Michigan

Enacted legislation:

Michigan’s anti-choice legislature promotes a highly disabling environment for those seeking later term abortions. Later abortions are outlawed except in cases where the life (but not health) of the woman is endangered. The law renders the provision of certain procedures a felony and imposes a penalty of imprisonment for up to two years and/or fines of up to $50,000 unless the procedure is necessary to save a woman’s life. Michigan also allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women abortions. Furthermore, Michigan also subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals via Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) laws.

Pending legislation:

In September 2015, Michigan Representative Cindy Gamrat introduced an unconstitutional 20-week ban on abortion. The bill would ban all abortions at 20 weeks post-fertilization and contains only an exception for a woman’s life with no exceptions for health, rape, or incest. This bill carries over into Michigan’s 2016 legislative session and is eligible for consideration. For the latest bill status, click here. For more information on this legislation, please visit the ACLU of Michigan’s web page.

Restrictions: Constitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability | Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life (but not health)

Legislative news

Jun 25, 2016: This month in Michigan, Representative Laura Cox introduced two new bills intended to further limit abortion by banning a common second-...