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Michigan Sentencing Guidelines for ‘Dismemberment Abortion’ (SB 230)

This law was last updated on May 14, 2019


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Michigan

Number

SB 230

Status

Proposed

Proposed

Mar 19, 2019

Topics

Dilation and Evacuation Bans

Full Bill Text

www.legislature.mi.gov

SB 230 would amend Michigan criminal code, MCL 777.16d, to make performing a “dismemberment abortion” a Class G felony, punishable by up to 2 years in prison.


This law targets a procedure known as dilation and evacuation (D and E), which is frequently used during second-trimester abortions. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, an abortion using suction aspiration can be performed up to 14 weeks’ gestation, but after 14 weeks the D and E procedure must be used to perform an abortion. As such, dilation and evacuation bans, depending upon their language, may ban all surgical abortion past 14 weeks’ gestation. (Source.)


Related Legislation

Sentencing guidelines for SB 229.


Latest Action

3/19/19 – Introduced.

5/14/19 – Passed Senate in a 22-16 vote.


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