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Michigan Sentencing Guidelines for ‘Dismemberment Abortion’ (HB 4321)

This law was last updated on May 14, 2019

This law is Anti–Choice




HB 4321




Mar 12, 2019


Primary Sponsors: 1
Co-sponsors: 33
Total Sponsors: 34


Dilation and Evacuation Bans

Full Bill Text

HB 4321 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 HB 4320.

Latest Action

3/12/19 – Introduced.

5/14/19 – Passed the House in a 58-51 vote.