Michigan judge blocks prosecutors from enforcing abortion ban

A Michigan judge approved a temporary restraining order that blocks prosecutors from enforcing the state’s 1931 abortion ban, according to a news release from the Michigan Attorney General’s Office.

Oakland County Judge James J. Cunningham issued the temporary restraining order Monday, Aug. 1, the AG’s office said.

It prohibits local county prosecutors from criminally prosecuting abortion in Michigan while the order is pending, the AG’s office said.

The Michigan Department of Attorney General filed a motion for a temporary restraining order on Monday after the Michigan Court of Appeals issued a ruling that Michigan’s local county prosecutors are not bound by an injunction issued by Judge Elizabeth Gleicher in May, the AG’s office said.

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