Judge In Louisiana Blocks Anti-Abortion Law From Being Imposed

Judge Robin Giarrusso has blocked anti-abortion law in Louisiana

The imposing of anti-abortion legislation is not going to be easy with simple laws. There are still enough people in the US who support abortion and are willing to fight for it. In Louisiana a judge has ordered a temporary block on the anti-abortion trigger law, as we read in Yahoo! News:

A Louisiana judge on Monday temporarily blocked the state from enforcing Republican-backed laws banning abortion that were set to take effect after the U.S. Supreme Court’s blockbuster decision to end the constitutional right to the procedure nationwide.

Louisiana is one of 13 states with “trigger laws” designed to ban or severely restrict abortions once the Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that recognized a right to the procedure was overturned, as it was on Friday.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Robin Giarrusso issued a temporary restraining order blocking Louisiana from carrying out its ban shortly after Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, one of Louisiana’s three abortion clinics, sued.

The clinic had argued that Louisiana’s three trigger law bans violated its due process rights under the state’s constitution and “lack constitutionally required safeguards to prevent arbitrary enforcement.”

The Center for Reproductive Rights, which filed the lawsuit on the clinic’s behalf, said abortion care is now resuming in the state after Giarrusso’s order. The judge set a July 8 hearing to decide whether to further block enforcement of the ban.

Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry did not respond to requests for comment. He hailed the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday, and at an event said that those who challenge the state’s bans were “in for a rough fight.”