Michigan court blocks enforcement of 1931 abortion ban by county prosecutors

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By Gabriella Borter and Sharon Bernstein (Reuters) -A Michigan judge on Monday blocked local prosecutors from enforcing a 1931 abortion ban, just hours after an appeals court ruled that they could do so, state Attorney General Dana Nessel said. The temporary restraining order by Oakland County Judge Jacob Cunningham halts action under a ruling by an appeals court earlier Monday that opened the door to such prosecutions, Nessel said. “This temporary restraining order ensures prosecutors cannot target women or providers in the short-term,” Nessel said in a press release. “Women should feel comfo…

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