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Michigan judge blocks decades-old abortion ban

A Michigan judge ruled Friday that county prosecutors cannot enforce the state's 1931 abortion ban. This comes just two months afterthe Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.states. 

Law , invoked by Supreme Court judgment, prohibited all abortions except where the mother's life was in danger. Another preliminary injunction was retroactively blocked from taking effect, but a state appeals court ruled that it applied only to the attorney general's office, allowing county prosecutors to file claims against abortion providers.   

Oakland County Judge Jacob Cunningham ruled Friday against that decision, saying that the restrictions on medical procedures  

Circuit Court Judge Jacob Cunningham
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Circuit Court Judge Jacob Cunningham
} Michigan's campaign committee meets and a constitutional amendment to protect abortion rights in the state will be included in a vote on November 8. 

Until then, Cunningham stated that it was imperative to issue an injunction to block enforcement of the law. 

has never been so real, so clear, so present, so dangerous to a court," he said. 

Judge's ruling stems from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's month-long effort to protect medical procedures in state . In April, Democrats asked the state Supreme Court to determine whether abortion is constitutionally protected.The court has yet to issue a decision. 

In early August, attorneys representing Whitmer requested a preliminary injunction to block the ban. 

Whitmer praised Friday's ruling, calling it "protecting women and enabling nurses and doctors to continue caring for their patients without fear of prosecution."

"Despite the welcome news today, my team and I remain vigilant to protect reproductive freedom," continued Whitmer. 42}

"The sad reality is that many leaders in the state want to ensure that Michigan's draconian 1931 law banning abortion for all women does not include exceptions for rape and abortion. We are actively looking for ways.It is law in this country to criminalize nurses and doctors who practice incest and provide reproductive care.I am proud of our team today, but we The work continues."

David Cullman, , the attorney representing two Republican county prosecutors, told The Associated Press on Friday that an appeal of Cunningham's decision would be filed. said it was planned. 

"The judge ignored all the obvious legal errors and issues in this case. It looks to me just because the issue is abortion," he told the outlet. told to

Attorneys reportedly emphasized in their closing arguments that preliminary injunctions should not be a way to change the law.