Michigan Abortion Law Post-Dobbs

Michigan’s 1931 criminal abortion statute prohibits a person from performing an abortion unless necessary to preserve the life of the woman. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, the Michigan Supreme Court held the statute unconstitutional “as relating to abortions in the first trimester of pregnancy as authorized by the pregnant woman’s attending physician in the exercise of his medical judgment.”