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The Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade, Louisiana was unable to ban nearly all abortions

The Supreme Court's ruling last week overturning Roe v. Wade has triggered a law that barred nearly all abortions in Louisiana. As a result of a lawsuit filed against the state by some abortion clinics, Judge Robin Giarrusso of Orleans Parish Civil District Court issued a temporary injunction on Monday.

Some states, such as Louisiana, have used "trigger laws" to restrict abortions or ban them once the Supreme Court overrules Roe v. Wade, which argued women have a constitutional right to abortion.

The case is being brought by two of Louisiana's three abortion clinics, including Hope Medical Group for Women. Despite Giarrusso's order, abortions are now being performed in the state, according to the Center for Reproductive Rights.

There are four new justices with Alito: Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett. While Chief Justice John Roberts dissented, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor, and Sonia Sotomayor wrote opinions that said they would have stopped short of overturning Roe.

27 June 2022


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