Lawmakers in Utah and Louisiana temporarily stopped trigger laws from being implemented Monday as abortion law battles moved to states after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. Wade.
A temporary restraining order was placed by Robin Giarrusso, District Court Judge in Louisiana on the state laws that ban most abortions. This is in preparation for a hearing on July 8, when the Center for Reproductive Rights will challenge the June Medical Services’ claim.
” We will fight to restore access in Louisiana, and other states, for as long we can,” said Nancy Northup (center president and CEO). Every day that a clinic opens and provides abortion services, can make a significant difference in someone’s life .”
In Utah District Court Judge Andrew Stone issued a temporary restraining or for Planned Parenthood Association of Utah. This order halted the implementation of a law in Utah that prohibits most abortions, while a July 11 hearing takes place.
” We are looking into to what degree the Utah people have given the legislature regulatory powers over personal autonomy and reproductive decisions, as well as decisions of consciousness. It is also important to consider how it impacts women within the state,” Judge Stone stated at Monday’s hearing. According to 2KUTV.
The rulings showed that states still have a legal fight to end abortion access. This was despite Friday’s Dobbs-v. Jackson ruling, in which the Supreme Court ruled in favor of states trying to regulate abortion access.
Thirteen states have passed laws that are intended to be in effect right away (or after a prompt state act) in case Roe is repealed, according to the Guttmacher Institute.
The center stated Monday that it had filed legal challenges against the Texas and Mississippi abortion laws.
Utah AttorneyGeneral Sean Reyes stated in a Friday declaration that his office would “do its duty to protect the state law from any and all legal challenges .”
Utah’s 2020 trigger laws prohibits all abortions, with the exception of rape and incest. It also allows abortions for severe fetal defects.
Louisiana The Attorney General Jeff Landry stated that it was unfortunate that some people continue to use confusion, misinformation and deceit in order to scare the public in light of the recent SCOTUS Dobbs .”
” We remind you that these laws were passed by citizens through the Louisiana Legislature and State Constitutional Amendments. Mr. Landry stated that they are ready to defend them in state courts just as we have done in federal courts. We are ready to defend the laws in state court, as well in federal court .”
Louisiana is subject to three trigger laws.
The 2022 law prohibits this procedure, unless the woman is seriously injured or killed. However, the suit argued that these measures are “unconstitutionally vague” because it wasn’t clear if any of three trigger bans were in place and, if so which one .”
Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper stated that he believed the state will prevail.
“It’s telling that the Shreveport Abortion business filed a suit in Orleans Parish looking for a District Judge who would support abortion,” stated Mr. Clapper. We are grateful that Jeff Landry, our Attorney General will defend our pro-life laws. We are looking forward to the dismissal of these frivolous suits, and Louisiana will continue its collaboration to support mothers .”
and protect babies.