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Stateside Podcast: Gov. Whitmer bans abortion-related extraditions

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Gov. Whitmer signed an executive order last week to block abortion-related extraditions.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed an executive order on Wednesday to prevent Michigan’s law enforcement from helping prosecute people who come from out-of-state to receive an abortion. Barbara McQuade, a former US Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and current professor of law at the University of Michigan, discusses why the new laws on abortion represent a challenge to the way states work together under other criminal prosecutions.

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Barbara McQuade, now a professor of law at the University of Michigan, and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan

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Ronia Cabansag is a producer for Stateside. She comes to Michigan Radio from Eastern Michigan University, where she earned a BS in Media Studies & Journalism and English Linguistics with a minor in Computer Science.