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AG Nessel Responds to Ruling in Northland v. Nessel

LANSING Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issues the following statement in response to the Court of Claim's ruling and injunction in Northland v. Nessel.

“Today, the Court of Claims held that several abortion regulations under Michigan law are largely inconsistent with Michigan’s constitutional right to reproductive freedom and only ‘exacerbate[ ] the burdens that patients experience seeking abortion care.’ These laws include a mandatory 24-hour waiting period and uniform informed consent as well as a requirement that only physicians perform abortions, as opposed to Advanced Practice Clinicians such as nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and physician assistants.

"These provisions only served to delay and mislead patients, which is contradictory to the goals of healthcare. We applaud the Court for this decision and remain undeterred in our work to protect reproductive care for all Michigan residents.”


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