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LANSING, Michigan (LifeSiteNews) – Republican politicians in Michigan have filed a request with the Court of Appeals to overturn a Michigan judge’ injunction preventing the state’s pre-Roe abortion ban from having effect.
In a filing with the Michigan Court of Appeals dated July 6, 2022, Republican legislators argued that a current ban on the state’s abortion ban was “judicial overreach, indeed, extreme judicial overreach.”
In May, Judge Elizabeth Gleicher from the Michigan Court of Claims ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood and blocked the state’s 1931 abortion ban, which was due to take effect upon the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
The 1931 law had made it a felony to commit abortions except to save the life of the mother, and banned the advertisement or sale of abortion-inducing drugs.
At the time, Gleicher ruled that “a preliminary injunction furthers the public interest, allowing the court to make a full ruling on the merits of the case without subjecting plaintiff and their patients to the impact of a total ban on abortion services in the state.”
The ruling was welcomed by State Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who wrote “I’ll keep fighting like hell to protect access to abortion in Michigan.”
Today’s opinion is clear: Michigan’s 1931 law banning abortion should not go into effect even if Roe is overturned. Women should decide what’s best for their own bodies, end of story.
No matter what, I’ll keep fighting like hell to protect access to abortion in Michigan. pic.twitter.com/JGkt7TKsqg
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) May 17, 2022
With Roe now having been overturned by the Supreme Court on June 24, Michigan legislators from the state’s House of Representatives and the State Senate are seeking an overturning of the injunction against the state’s pro-life law.
“The Michigan Constitution contains no right to abortion,” reads the motion.
The motion states that Gleicher’s decision ignored “significant jurisdictional concerns,” and “recognized a brand new right to abortion under the Michigan Constitution—a right this Court previously and explicitly held does not exist.”
This recognition of abortion as “a brand new constitutional right…threatens to upend many eminently reasonable and sensible statutes enacted by this Legislature,” reads the motion.
Among the pro-life safeguards which could be under attack given Gleicher’s ruling, the motion identified Michigan’s “prohibition on partial-birth abortions; the requirement of parental consent before the performance of abortions on minors; the statutory right of hospitals and doctors to refuse to perform abortion [sic]; the 24-hour waiting period; and the statutory duty of a doctor to refuse to perform abortions on patients who have been coerced to abort.”
LifeSiteNews has obtained the latest Women’s March phone text and e-mail to pro-abortion supporters, rallying them to “take our fight to the streets” THIS SATURDAY, JULY 9, in protest of the SCOTUS pro-life decision to overthrow Roe v. Wade!
ABORTION FANATICS ARE EVEN RAISING A JAIL SUPPORT FUND FOR THEIR NEWEST DEMONSTRATION THIS WEEKEND: “RAGE AT THE WHITE HOUSE”!
WE CANNOT ALLOW PRO-ABORTION VIOLENCE IN THE STREETS THIS SATURDAY, JULY 9!
*** We MUST raise our voices against unlawful pro-abortion protests taking place and send a message that CANNOT be ignored to Attorney General, Merrick Garland, and the entire Department of Justice! ***
See the disturbing “Rage at the White House” details taking place THIS SATURDAY in the screenshot below!
“We put our bodies on the line... be ready for anything.” — Women’s March, Rage at the White House
SIGN our time-sensitive petition TODAY to END the violence in the streets and STOP “Rage at the White House” from creating further damage THIS SATURDAY, July 9!
Just last month 20,000+ people used LifePetitions to alert President Joe Biden about the national violence that erupted both before and after the SCOTUS decision to overthrow Roe v. Wade. But the White House continues to deny, deny, deny...
With the increasing level of open violence against the rule of law, we must ACT to RAISE OUR VOICES now more than ever. Leftists will stop at nothing from intimidating peaceful, law-abiding citizens who value the unborn, the rule of law, and America's capitol.
Pro-abortion Leftists are willing to grind their teeth against bystanders and even admit their true twisted desires to kill children!
WATCH: Unhinged Pro-Abortionist... “I love killing babies!”
“THIS IS A DEATH CULT”— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) June 28, 2022
Watch my segment with @TuckerCarlson covering the left’s violent response over the weekend to the overturning of Roe v Wade across the nation | @TPUSA pic.twitter.com/BvOdeLKCR0
SIGN OUR PETITION TODAY: WE MUST ALERT MERRICK GARLAND THAT GOOD & DECENT AMERICANS WILL NOT STAND FOR DERANGED PRO-ABORTION DESTRUCTION IN THE STREETS!
READ MORE BELOW about the new Women’s March and ”Rage at the White House” in the e-mail obtained by LifeSiteNews below – rallying supporters to protest in the streets and even expect arrests!
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! THE WOMEN’S MARCH E-MAIL CONTINUED INCITING ITS SUPPORTERS – “WE KNOW WHAT IT TAKES”!
READ MORE BELOW:
WE CANNOT ALLOW AMERICA TO BE DESTROYED BY PROTESTORS!
*** We MUST prevent violence in our communities by making our voices heard! ***
*** We MUST resist lawlessness from the "Rage at the White House” event. ***
*** We MUST demand that Merrick Garland fulfill his oath to uphold the Constitution and protect the rule of law! ***
SIGN OUR PETITION NOW AND DEMAND THAT MERRICK GARLAND AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE STOP LAWLESSNESS THIS SATURDAY!
Thank you for defending America, the pro-life movement, and the rule of law!
P.S. - Elected officials almost NEVER leave Washington D.C. and do not hear what every day Americans believe as a result. Shock the DOJ by ADDING YOUR VOICE to THOUSANDS of Americans demanding to be heard!
Photo: Pro-choice demonstration about Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt in front of SCOTUS 28. jordanuhl7. CC BY 2.0.
Photo: SCHUMER MEETS WITH JUDGE GARLAND. Senate Democrats. CC BY 2.0.
“Because of the myriad errors the Court of Claims made below, the Legislature asks this Court to grant its application for leave to appeal the lower court’s issuance of a preliminary injunction,” the motion concludes.
Michigan citizens could also have the chance to vote on enshrining a “right” to abortion into the state’s constitution this November, following a signature campaign. The proposed amendment states, “Every individual has a fundamental right to reproductive freedom,” including the right to make decisions about so-called “abortion care.”
There is no safeguard in the proposed amendment to prevent abortion up to birth from being allowed, should such an action be deemed “medically indicated to protect the life or physical or mental health of the” mother – described by the text as the “pregnant individual.”