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North Dakota Judge Puts Temporary Hold on Anti-Abortion “Trigger Law”

HeadlineAug 26, 2022

In North Dakota, a state court has blocked an anti-abortion “trigger law” just before it was set to take effect today. On Thursday, a judge granted a preliminary injunction against the legislation, which makes it a felony to perform an abortion — with limited exceptions in cases of rape, incest or medical emergency.

Meanwhile, in Texas, an anti-abortion “trigger law” went into effect Thursday making it a felony to perform an abortion, punishable by a $100,000 fine and up to life in prison. A similar “trigger law” — with no exceptions for rape, incest or fatal fetal anomalies — also took effect in Tennessee.

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