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Florida 15-Week Abortion Ban Back in Effect as State Appeals (1)

July 5, 2022, 7:50 PM

Florida’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy is back in effect after a state court judge blocked it Tuesday, amid a dizzying volley of legal filings and orders over reproductive rights across the country.

The judge on Thursday said he would grant a request by Planned Parenthoodfor a statewide injunction against the abortion law because it violates the state constitution’s right to privacy. He noted that the injunction would officially take effect with his written order, which he issued Tuesday morning.

The state immediately filed its appeal of the order, triggering an automatic freeze on the injunction ...