Louisiana judge suspends abortion after US Supreme Court ruling

June 27 (Reuters) – A Louisiana judge on Monday temporarily barred Republican-led government from enforcing abortion laws that would come into effect after the US Supreme Court’s blockbuster decision to end the nation’s constitutional right to practice abortion.

Supreme Court 1973 Row v. Louisiana is one of 13 states with “trigger laws” designed to ban or severely restrict abortions once the Wade milestone is repealed. read more

Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Robin Giarusso released one Temporary restraining order The Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, one of Louisiana’s three abortion clinics, stopped Louisiana from enforcing its ban shortly after the lawsuit was filed.

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The clinic argued that Louisiana’s three provocative legal restrictions violate its constitutional rights under the state’s constitution and “do not have the constitutionally necessary protections to prevent arbitrary enforcement.”

The judge scheduled a hearing on July 8 to decide on further enforcement of the abortion ban.

Republican Attorney General Jeff Laundry did not immediately respond to requests for comment. He praised the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday and said at one event that those challenging the state’s sanctions were “in for a tough fight.”

The abortion laws backed by Republicans under the state constitution following the ruling of the US Supreme Court are one of many challenging cases.

The Utah branch of Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the state’s trigger ban on Saturday, and abortion rights lawyers plan to challenge the Ohio ban on abortion six weeks after it went into effect Friday.

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In Louisiana, Hope argued that when state medical laws are in effect, one or all of them collectively apply, and there are exceptions to saving a pregnant woman’s life, it is impossible to say what proper behavior is prohibited.

That ambiguity has led state and local authorities to issue conflicting reports on whether provocation sanctions are in effect, the lawsuit was filed in Orleans Civil District Court.

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Report by Nate Raymond on editing by Bill Berkrot in Boston

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