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Justice Bernstein Says Abortion Will Be Decided by Michigan Supreme Court

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DETROIT, August 21, 2022 ~ After a Michigan judge blocked prosecutors from enforcing the 1931 state abortion ban on Friday, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein stated that his court will have the final verdict on abortions in Michigan.

The comments were made on Sunday as he accepted the Democratic nomination to be put on the November 8 ballot to retain his position on the Michigan Supreme Court.


August 22, 2022 ~ Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein talks with Kevin and Tom about why he says the Michigan Supreme Court will have the final say on the abortion case.

I’m not stating a position…that’s actually incredibly important,” said Justice Bernstein Monday morning to 760 WJR’s Tom Jordan and Kevin Dietz. “At no time am I going to state a position on this matter…ultimately, yes, the entire issue is going to have to be decided at the Michigan Supreme Court. Period. End of story.”

This comes weeks after the Michigan Court of Appeals stated that prosecutors could enforce the ban after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.