Michigan Sentencing Guidelines for ‘Dismemberment Abortion’ (SB 230)
This law was last updated on May 14, 2019
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.)
Sentencing guidelines for SB 229.
3/19/19 – Introduced.
5/14/19 – Passed Senate in a 22-16 vote.