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Gov. Whitmer subpoenaed in abortion case

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attends an event with President Joe Biden in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, in Washington. Prosecutors in the trial of four men charged with planning to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer are showing jurors profanity-filled messages and social media posts on Thursday, March 10, by two of the men, some months before the FBI got involved in the case.
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer

The defendants in a lawsuit over Michigan’s abortion ban are trying to subpoena the governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is suing to invalidate the state’s 1931 statute.

Right now a temporary restraining order is keeping local prosecutors from enforcing it.

Attorney David Kallman represents some in the lawsuit. He says he wants to question Whitmer during a hearing over whether to continue blocking enforcement of the law:

“Since the governor is the sole plaintiff in this lawsuit against our clients, and she’s the one claiming she’s irreparably harmed, then she’s the one that has to prove that harm.”

Whitmer could fight the subpoena.

Her communications staff did not respond to a request for comment in time for this story.

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