“Both Whitmer and Planned Parenthood have sued to overturn Act 328. But their arguments depend heavily on rulings the Supreme Court now appears ready to reverse: Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.
Michigan residents seeking abortions will likely turn first to Illinois — but for a woman in Detroit, Windsor could be closer. The average cost of an abortion in Canada is also slightly lower than in many U.S. states.
Robert Currie is an expert on transnational criminal law at Dalhousie University in Halifax.
‘I think there’s certainly a possibility that people will cross the border into Canada,’ he said, ‘either to avoid criminal prosecution for having obtained an abortion or to be able to obtain one. In either situation, there’s the potential for it to create an international incident of some kind.'”
More on Roe v. Wade is on the brink — and Canada could be pulled into U.S. brawls over abortion law via CBC.