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Protecting Pregnant Women in Michigan


Michigan is a very strict State when it comes to protecting the rights of women and their children. If you are pregnant and living in Michigan, we have compiled a list of your rights and how the State law protects you. 

To begin this series, let us discuss the protections provided by the Michigan Criminal Code.

Protection Against Acts Committed to Remove the Fetus

The Michigan Criminal Code provides specific protections against acts that could cause miscarriage to the pregnant woman, to wit:

Section 750.90a – Conduct proscribed under 750.81 to 750.89 as felony; intent

If a person intentionally commits conduct proscribed under sections 81 to 89 against a pregnant individual, the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for life or any term of years if all of the following apply:

(a) The person intended to cause a miscarriage or stillbirth by that individual or death or great bodily harm to the embryo or fetus, or acted in wanton or willful disregard of the likelihood that the natural tendency of the person’s conduct is to cause a miscarriage or stillbirth or death or great bodily harm to the embryo or fetus.

(b) The person’s conduct resulted in a miscarriage or stillbirth by that individual or death to the embryo or fetus.

Acts that are related to aborting the child is a crime in Michigan.

Protection Against Reckless Drivers

The Michigan Criminal Code provides specific protections for pregnant women in case of accidents caused by careless and reckless drivers, to wit:

Section 750.90e – Conduct as the proximate cause of an accident involving pregnant individual as misdemeanor; penalty

If a person operates a motor vehicle in a careless or reckless manner, but not willfully or wantonly, that is the proximate cause of an accident involving a pregnant individual, and the accident results in a miscarriage or stillbirth by that individual or death to the embryo or fetus, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

In the continuation of this series, we will discuss more the rights of pregnant women in Michigan.

Haque Legal Has Your Back

Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful phases in a person’s life, it is also challenging.

Here at Haque Legal, we always have your back. Make sure that on your first free consultation we tell you everything that you need to know about your case as well as the cost and the expenses that would be associated with the filing of your case.

The consultation is free for the first time because we understand that you need to at least have that guidance coming from a reputable law firm and lawyer to assess your case. If you have a personal injury case and you need a lawyer to handle it you can always contact our law firm and we can talk about your situation and the best way that we can handle it, especially in terms of the expenses.

Let Haque Legal Help You With Your Case

If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs. 

Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and that the full extent of justice will be used. 

Disclaimer

The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.

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