by Jamie Wallace
There is a follow up to the Nebraska case where a teen-age girl aborted her baby with her mother’s help. Could that happen here in Michigan?
Here is what the newest amendment to the Michigan Constitution (Prop 3) states:
(3) The state shall not penalize, prosecute, or otherwise take adverse action against an individual based on their actual, potential, perceived, or alleged pregnancy outcomes, including but not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. Nor shall the state penalize, prosecute, or otherwise take adverse action against someone for aiding or assisting a pregnant individual in exercising their right to reproductive freedom with their voluntary consent.
Also in our Michigan Constitution (Prop 3) is this:
Notwithstanding the above, the state may regulate the provision of abortion care after fetal viability, provided that in no circumstance shall the state prohibit an abortion that, in the professional judgment of an attending health care professional is medically indicated to protect the life or physical or mental health of the pregnant individual.
Our newest amendment to the Michigan Constitution redefines fetal viability as:
“Fetal viability” means: the point in pregnancy when, in the professional judgment of an attending health care professional and based on the particular facts of the case, there is a significant likelihood of the fetus’s sustained survival outside the uterus without the application of extraordinary medical measures.
When the Democratic-majority legislature voted to repeal the 1931 Law they chose to allow abortion through all 9 months of pregnancy.
In Michigan, what happen in Nebraska could be legal.
Read the stories about the Nebraska case below: