Abortion Ban Halted By Judge in Louisiana

Abortion Ban Halted By Judge in Louisiana

Abortion Ban Halted After Sudden Order

(DailyVantage.com) – Several states had trigger laws that went into effect once the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade with its June 24 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. States like Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas immediately enacted restrictions. Others, like Louisiana, have found themselves facing legal roadblocks.

On June 27, an abortion clinic, Hope Medical Group for Women, and other plaintiffs became the first to block a state trigger law when they contested the clarity of Louisiana’s legislation, saying it’s unconstitutionally vague. The clinic and co-plaintiffs filed the lawsuit in a New Orleans court, and the judge granted their petition for a temporary restraining order while awaiting the next hearing on July 8.

During the July 8 hearing, State District Judge Ethel Julien said she didn’t have the authority to extend the restraining order and claimed the plaintiffs should have filed the suit in the state court in Baton Rouge, putting the trigger law back into effect.

Still, on July 11, Judge Donald Johnson halted the trigger law again to give the plaintiffs the right to argue the lawsuit on Monday, July 18, when they hope to get a preliminary injunction.

In the meantime, the Hope Medical Group for Women clinic will resume procedures and counseling during the trigger law pause.

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