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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Hearing on Louisiana law banning most abortions ends without immediate decision

Baton Rouge ( Associated Press) — A hearing on most of Louisiana’s laws banning abortion ended Monday without an immediate ruling by a state judge who placed a temporary restraining order that allowed abortion to go ahead when legal arguments surfaced. Gave permission.

The “trigger law” was designed to take effect soon after the US Supreme Court overturned a 1973 decision establishing abortion rights nationwide.

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At the hearing on Monday, state District Judge Donald Johnson requested both sides to file documents that are due Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, she is maintaining a temporary restraining order that prevents the “trigger law” from taking effect, meaning abortion can still happen.

For weeks, abortion access has been flickering in Louisiana, where there are three clinics. The statewide abortion ban has taken effect twice since the Supreme Court ruling in June and has been blocked twice.

Currently, due to a temporary order issued by the state’s district judge last week, officials cannot enforce the ban and at least one clinic is offering abortion procedures.

The plaintiffs in the trial do not deny that the state could ban abortions as a result of the Supreme Court ruling. Instead, he argues that there are multiple, conflicting trigger mechanisms now in law in Louisiana. They also argue that state law is unclear on whether it prohibits abortion before the implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus.

And while the law provides an exception for “medically nonsensical” pregnancies in cases of fetuses with malignant abnormalities, the plaintiffs noted that it provides no definition of the term and that state health officials have yet to define those conditions. List not provided which are medically redundant. ,

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