Judge’s ruling authorizes Louisiana again to comply with the almost total ban on abortion

The Supreme Court issued a decision Friday that overturns Roe v. Wade, unleashing a cascade of anti-abortion laws.


louisiana now you can enforce his ban on almost all abortionsunder a judge’s order issued Friday, amid a series of court challenges to state “trigger” laws designed to take effect when the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.

The decision came on the same day that President Joe Biden issued an executive order to protect access to abortion in states where it is still legal and mitigate potential penalties that women seeking the procedure in other states may face, after the ruling of the superior court on June 24.

New Orleans Judge Robin Giarrusso last week paralyzed the illegalization of abortion in the state, but Judge Ethel Julien refused this Friday to prolong the measure, local media reported.

The illegalization of abortion implies the immediate closure of the three clinics in Louisiana that offer services to terminate pregnancy and that are located in the cities of New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport.

The pro-abortion organization Center for Reproductive Rights, which managed to stop the ban last week, announced that it will seek another temporary block of the measure.

“We fought and won for Louisiana,” the state attorney general, Jeff Landry, celebrated on social media.

The governor of Louisiana, Democrat John Bel Edwards, supports the prohibition of abortion despite the fact that his party and the president of the United States, Joe Biden, defend this reproductive right at the federal level.

The US Supreme Court, with a conservative majority, abolished on June 24 the constitutional right to abortion, in force throughout the country since 1973, triggering a wave of illegalizations in the most conservative half of the country.

Organizations defending this right have waged legal battles in states such as Louisiana, Utah, Texas or Florida to try to stop these prohibitions, albeit temporarily.

Biden signed this Friday an executive order to allow women to cross state lines to go for abortions where it is legal.

This policy is, however, limited in scope, since the only way to shield the right to abortion throughout the country is through a law of Congress, where Biden does not have a sufficient majority.

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