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At a signing ceremony in April, Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, officially repealed the state's 1931 abortion ban. The old statute was unenforceable after voters enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution last November. Now Whitmer is backing more bills to repeal abortion regulations involving paperwork and payment, but one Democratic lawmaker could jeopardize the vote. AP Photo/Carlos Osorio hide caption

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AP Photo/Carlos Osorio

An empty exam room at Northland Family Planning in Sterling Heights, Mich. Paulette Parker/Michigan Radio hide caption

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Paulette Parker/Michigan Radio

Ty Garbin, one of six defendants charged in an alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, appears at the time of his arrest in October. Garbin pleaded guilty to a single count of kidnapping conspiracy. Kent County Sheriff via AP hide caption

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Kent County Sheriff via AP