Judges in Louisiana and Utah have temporarily blocked statewide abortion bans from taking effect following Friday’s Supreme Court ruling striking down Roe v. Wade. On Monday, a judge in New Orleans sided with reproductive rights groups who argued Louisiana’s “trigger law” ban on abortions was unconstitutionally vague. Meanwhile, a judge in Salt Lake City on Monday granted a two-week stay of Utah’s “trigger law” abortion ban after Planned Parenthood sued to block it.
In Texas, a Harris County judge hears arguments today in a lawsuit brought by abortion providers who want to block a pre-Roe v. Wade abortion ban from taking effect. The law, which has not been enforced for nearly a half-century, criminalizes anyone performing an abortion or assisting in one.