In the summer of 2022, the current Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which previously upheld abortion as a federally-protected right. This ruling then turned over the authority to regulate abortion access to individual states.
In Michigan, abortion is still legal up to the point of viability.
What are Michigan’s Current Abortion Restrictions?
After the midterm election in November, Michigan voters approved Ballot Proposal 3, ensuring the right to reproductive freedom until fetal viability (around 24 weeks of pregnancy).
Our state will amend our constitution on December 24, 2022, to include these changes, guaranteeing abortion access through the first two trimesters. After this point, lawmakers can restrict abortion but must allow medical exceptions to protect the pregnant woman’s life, physical health, or mental health.
Lawmakers will review current laws to see which will need to be repealed or adjusted to comply with the new constitutional amendment.
When Can You Get an Abortion? There are two different types of abortion: surgical and medication. Medication abortion is only FDA-approved up to 10 weeks (70 days) gestational age, and surgical abortion is available to the point of viability in Michigan.
Things to consider that will affect your eligibility for an abortion
- Are too far along in your pregnancy
- Have an intrauterine device (IUD)
- Have a suspected pregnancy outside of the uterus (ectopic pregnancy)
- Have certain medical conditions
- Take a blood thinner or certain steroid medications
- Can’t make follow-up visits to your doctor or don’t have access to emergency care
- Have an allergy to the medications used
Now that you know what is currently legal in Michigan, whether you’re anxious about an unplanned pregnancy or a medical procedure, we are here to help provide you with more information to decide from a place of confidence rather than fear.
Our clinic offers no-cost ultrasounds so you can learn the pregnancy’s age, progression, and status. From the results, you’ll know if the pregnancy is still viable (growing) or whether or not the pregnancy is ectopic.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment!