OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – An Oakland County judge has heard arguments over a temporary restraining order that prevents county prosecutors from enforcing a 1931 abortion ban.
The judge waded into the debate on Monday after the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled county prosecutors could start enforcing the law that hasn’t been enforced for 50 years because of Roe V. Wade.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer challenged the ruling, and Judge Jacob Cunningham issued the restraining order.
On Wednesday (Aug. 3), the governor’s attorney said ending the order causes more chaos, while the other side questioned the governor’s legal standing in the battle.
Moments ago, the judge decided the restraining order would stay in effect. There will be more hearings, but abortion remains legal for now, and prosecutors cannot charge anyone.