USA – ‘This is not hopeless’: the progressive prosecutors who vow not to enforce abortion bans

The end of Roe could usher in a complex legal landscape with different enforcement regimes in different states, and even within them

Poppy Noor
Tue 14 Jun 2022

Michigan’s attorney general, Dana Nessel, never thought she would have an abortion. But after finding herself pregnant with triplets in 2002, she faced an unenviable choice: abort one, or miscarry all three. “I took my doctor’s advice, which I should have been able to do,” she says in a phone interview. Nessel plans to protect that same right for residents of her state if Roe v Wade is overturned this summer, as a leaked supreme court draft opinion indicates is all but certain.