Abortion Request Surges in Michigan

A Court of Claims injunction keeps access to abortion intact in the state, for now

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Michigan’s abortion providers have been seeing an increase in calls from out-of-state patients. Planned Parenthood of Michigan noticed the uptick after the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v Wade ruling.

Since Roe v Wade was overturned, Planned Parenthood of Michigan noted that they have received twice more calls through their hotline.

“We’re not sure how long this will continue into the future. If it could rise higher or level out but we are working to ensure we can serve as many people as possible,” Phenicie said in a WPBN report.

Ashlea Phenicie, communication director Planned Parenthood of Michigan, added that they have seen an a 50 percent increase in the requests for abortion appointments they receive.

Michigan is one of the few states in the midwest which has access to medical care for those seeking to abort a pregnancy.


“We have seen patients traveling from states like Oklahoma or Wisconsin, even before the Supreme Court decision,” Phenicie said.

Across the US, states have started to ban abortions since the Supreme Court ruling was issued. Notably, Wisconsin abortion clinics reportedly cancelled appointments just hours after court’s decision. 

In the midst of this, Planned Parenthood says it will do its best to accommodate all the appointments that are coming in.

Michigan still allows abortion proceedures to be performed because of an injunction issued by the state’s Court of Claims. The standing injunction prevented a 1931 abortion ban from springing back into effect as a consequence of the Supreme Court ruling.

The state remains in legal limbo as the injunction may be put under review. If overturned, Michigan residents will lose access to abortion rights.

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