Michigan's largest health care system clarifies that it will provide abortions when 'medically necessary'

We continue to believe that these decisions are both personal and private and best made between a woman and her physician,” Beaumont-Spectrum Health said Sunday. “We continue to provide care for women’s health, including reproductive needs.

Health care providers throughout Michigan are grappling with the new legal landscape following the Supreme Court’s decision to return the issue of abortion to the states.

Abortion-rights protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, 星期五, 六月 24, 2022.

Abortion-rights protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, 星期五, 六月 24, 2022. (美联社照片/何塞·路易斯·马加纳)

一个 1931 法, which became dormant after Roe v. Wade in 1973, makes it a felony in Michigan to perform an abortion.

Court of Claims Judge Elizabeth Gleicher issued a preliminary injunction last month, temporarily blocking the ban by ruling that it likely violates the Michigan Constitution.

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The temporary injunction will stay in place until Gleicher makes a final ruling or a higher court intervenes.

We are aware of the 1931 Michigan law. 然而, given the uncertainties and confusion surrounding its enforcement, until there is clarity, we will continue our practice of providing abortions when medically necessary,” Beaumont-Spectrum Health said. “We urge Michigan courts to bring clarity as quickly as possible.

The health system did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday about howmedically necessaryis defined.

Members of the House of Representatives walk from the Capitol to the Supreme Court to protest the abortion decision, 星期五, 六月 24, 2022.

Members of the House of Representatives walk from the Capitol to the Supreme Court to protest the abortion decision, 星期五, 六月 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The University of Michigan Health System said it will continue providing abortion serviceswhile challenges to various state-law criminal statutesmake their way through the courts.

政府. 格雷琴·惠特默, 民主党人, has urged the Michigan Supreme Court to intervene and rule on the issue.

We need to clarify that under Michigan law, access to abortion is not only legal, but constitutionally protected,” Whitmer said in a statement Friday. “如果 1931 law goes into effect, it will punish women and strip away their right to make decisions about their own bodies.

Whitmer is up for reelection in November. Both chambers of Michigan’s legislature are controlled by Republicans, who want to enforce the 1931 法.

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