Jul 12, 2022 - Politics & Policy
Louisiana judge blocks state's abortion law again
A Louisiana judge blocked enforcement of the state's near-total ban on abortions on Tuesday while a clinic pursues litigation challenging the laws.
The big picture: The court order renews a previous order that blocked enforcement of the abortion ban.
Why it matters: After the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade in late June, Louisiana's "trigger" laws were set to go into effect.
- Under the laws, a pregnant person can only obtain an abortion if they are at risk of death or permanent injuries. The law does not include exceptions for rape or incest.
Flashback: A district court initially blocked the laws from going into effect on June 27, after abortion providers filed a lawsuit claiming the ban violates the state's constitution.
- A state judge lifted the order on Friday. The judge sent the lawsuit to Baton Rouge, the state's capital, which dissolved the temporary restraining order on the laws.