Gov. Whitmer issues executive order banning extradition for abortion-related crimes
The order is the latest abortion-related step taken by Gov. Whitmer following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe-V-Wade
Michigan’s governor says she won’t help other states with extradition of some people who face charges related to traveling to Michigan for an abortion. Michigan Public Radio’s Colin Jackson has more on a new executive order.
The order is the latest abortion-related step taken by Governor Gretchen Whitmer following the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe-V-Wade last month.
University of Michigan Law professor Richard Primus says he expects lawmakers to continue to find new ways to adapt to a post-Roe landscape.
“It’s like a battlefield with mines and snipers around every corner. There’s no one thing that is the thing that’s going to happen. Thing’s are going to happen on every side of it.”
It’s uncertain whether the order will face a legal challenge.
But abortion-rights opponents are raising questions about the subjectivity and legality of denying extradition for certain crimes.