Michigan suspends abortion ban ahead of Roe vs Wade ruling

A judge has suspended Michigan’s ban on abortion, saying it violates the state constitution.

The dormant law makes it a crime to assist in an abortion. It has been on the books since 1931.

However, it had no practical effect since the US Supreme Court legalized abortion in 1973.

A leaked draft shows the SC is poised to overturn Roe vs Wade this summer, leaving abortion issues to each state.

Without Roe vs Wade ruling, abortion would have become illegal in Michigan if the 1931 law was enforced.

The judge wanted to uphold abortion rights in Michigan regardless of what happens with Roe vs Wade.

The average cost of medical abortion is around $500. The cost of surgical abortion ranges from $500 to $3,000.