Beaumont-Spectrum Health backtracks on abortion guidance, says current policy will continue

26 June, 2022
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Beaumont-Spectrum Health backtracks on abortion guidance, says current policy will continue

After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, Michigan’s largest health system, Beaumont-Spectrum Health, said it would discontinue most abortion services, despite the fact that the procedure remains legal in the state. But new guidance says otherwise.

BSHS, in an internal memo on Friday, said it would only perform abortions if the mother’s life was in danger, citing Michigan’s 1931 abortion law, which is not currently in effect.

On Sunday, BSHS issued new guidance, saying in a statement: “At present, the current legal landscape regarding abortion in our state is unclear and uncertain. We are aware of the 1931 Michigan law. However, given the uncertainties and confusion surrounding its enforcement, until there is clarity, we will continue our practice of providing abortions when medically necessary.”


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