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Judge issues injunction to block MI abortion ban

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An attorney for Republican prosecutors say this decision will be appealed

An Oakland County judge issued an injunction Friday that continues to block enforcement of a 1931 law that bans abortion in Michigan. Under the injunction, abortion remains legal in the state.

Judge Jacob Cunningham said allowing the law to take effect would continue to cause stress and confusion among women and abortion providers.

Cunningham’s order will last past the November election, in case a question to adopt a reproductive rights amendment makes it onto the ballot. Cunningham says that could settle the issue without a court ruling:

“The ultimate expression of political power in this country comes not from the branches of our government and those that serve as public officials in them, but from the people.”

An attorney for Republican prosecutors who want to enforce the abortion say this decision will be appealed.

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