Judge steps in and stops Louisiana from banning abortions: ‘A public health emergency’

A Democratic judge intervened Monday to block a Louisiana law that made abortion illegal immediately after the Supreme Court fell Roe v. calf.

What is the background?

Louisiana is one of 13 states that passed so-called “trigger laws” that severely restricted or banned abortion altogether when the Supreme Court issued its historic ruling Dobbs Judgment overturning abortion precedents.

On June 21 Governor John Bel Edwards signed a “trigger law”. would “take effect immediately upon … any decision of the Supreme Court of the United States overruling Roe v. Wade in whole or in part.”

The law does not provide an exception for rape or incest, but does provide an exception to save a mother’s life.

what just happened

Robin Giarrusso, Civil District Judge for the Parish of Orleans, a democrat, issue an order on Monday temporarily preventing the trigger law from going into effect.

It means the three Louisiana abortion clinics — in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport — which stopped performing abortions on Friday immediately following the Supreme Court ruling, can resume abortion proceedings.

However, it remains unclear if they will resume operations as the legality of the proceedings remains in limbo.

The plaintiffs, who included abortion providers and pro-abortion advocates, to quarrel The trigger law is “hopelessly vague” and violates the Louisiana state constitution.

The Center for Reproductive Rights, which represents the plaintiffs, celebrated the verdict.

“A public health emergency will engulf the nation. As expected, Louisiana and many other states wasted no time in enacting bans and abolishing abortion altogether.” said President and CEO Nancy Northup. “People who need an abortion now are panicking. We will fight to restore access in Louisiana and other states for as long as possible. Every day that a clinic is open and abortion services are available can make a difference in someone’s life.”

Meanwhile, Louisiana Right to Life said Attorney General Jeff Landry (R), who is listed as a defendant in the case, will defend the state’s law.

“It is significant that the Shreveport abortion company filed a lawsuit in Orleans Parish seeking a district judge who would advocate for abortions,” said Executive Director Benjamin Clapper said. “We are grateful that our Attorney General Jeff Landry will vigorously defend our pro-life laws. We look forward to these frivolous lawsuits being dismissed, and Louisiana will continue to work together to protect babies and support mothers.”

Giarrusso scheduled a hearing for July 8 to consider a permanent injunction against Louisiana law.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/judge-temporarily-blocks-louisiana-abortion-trigger-law Judge steps in and stops Louisiana from banning abortions: ‘A public health emergency’

Laura Coffey

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