Michigan 24 Hour Consent
Michigan 24 Hour Waiting Period
Michigan's Informed Consent for Abortion law was created by Public Act 133 of 1993. This law requires that certain information be made available to a woman who is seeking an abortion at least 24 hours prior to the abortion procedure. The information is designed to provide a woman with accurate and unbiased information on the procedure she is about to undertake. The Michigan Department of Community Health has been charged with developing and providing certain documents. The following documents are required to be given to a woman seeking an abortion at least 24 hours prior to the abortion procedure:
- Depictions, illustrations or photographs of fetal development corresponding to the gestational age nearest the probable gestational age of the woman's fetus.
- Prenatal care information
- Parenting information
This law was amended by Public Act 345 of 2000 to allow this information to be provided on the internet solely through this department-sponsored website. Michigan law requires women seeking an abortion to follow the procedures explained in the following pages. After completing the process, you will need to print a timed and dated form, which you will need to present to your doctor.