The high court overturned the Roe v. Wade who, for nearly 50 years, guaranteed the right of American women to resort to voluntary termination of pregnancy (abortion), giving states the freedom to ban abortions.
Several were immediately quick to declare the Abortionillegal on their territory, relying in particular on laws that have remained dormant until now. Others intend to reduce the delays for abortion.
The legal counter-offensive was quick, with complaints filed in state courts rather than federal courts.
The invalidation of Roe v. Wade on probation
In Louisiana, a clinic and medical students attacked the three laws banning Abortion
waves since they do not clearly specify the exceptions or associated penalties.
Judge Robin Giarrusso on Monday blocked those laws until a July 8 hearing.
Abortions can resume in Louisianaimmediately tweeted the Center for Reproductive Rights, which represented the plaintiffs.
Every day a clinic is open can have a positive impact on someone’s life.added its president Nancy Northup in a press release.
This victory may only be short-lived, with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry promising
to do whatever is in [son] power to ensure that laws protecting unborn children come into effect.
Comparable battles are being played out across the country. In Utah, a court also temporarily suspended the ban on abortion, following a complaint filed by the powerful family planning association Planned Parenthood.
a victory, but this is only the first step in what will undoubtedly be a long and difficult fightcommented the association, which had initiated these proceedings on the grounds that the ban on abortions violates, according to it, the Constitution of the State.
The same argument is advanced in Florida by the detractors of a law reducing to 15 weeks the legal deadline for an abortion, which must come into force on Friday.
Other procedures take place in Ohio and Kentucky, in particular.
This guerrilla should delay the deadline, but, according to the Guttmacher Institute, half of the states, especially in the south and the center conservative and religious, should in the more or less long term ban abortions on their soil.