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STATEMENT: Michigan State Medical Society on Court of Appeals Ruling on Enforcement of State Abortion Law at the County Level

STATEMENT: Michigan State Medical Society on Court of Appeals Ruling on Enforcement of State Abortion Law at the County Level

Monday, August 1, 2022
The following is a public statement from Kevin McFatridge, Chief Operating Officer of the Michigan State Medical Society, in response to today’s Court of Appeals ruling that the injunction on Michigan’s abortion doesn't apply to county prosecutors.

“As a Society, we have always been and continue to be opposed to the potential criminalization of physicians and their patients in making health care decisions. Physicians and their patients should be free to consider, discuss, and pursue medical procedures guided by a physician’s best medical judgment and a patient’s physical health and safety. The ruling by the court today goes against these fundamental principles of the patient-physician relationship.”