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Louisiana Abortion Providers Seek to Halt Newly Revived Bans

Aug. 4, 2022, 8:30 PM

An abortion provider in Louisiana Thursday asked the state’s top court to reinstate a trial court decision blocking enforcement of laws prohibiting almost all abortions in the state.

If a decision by the Louisiana Court of Appeals granting Attorney General Jeff Landry’s (R) application for a “suspensive review” stands, it will eliminate trial judges’ discretion to halt laws that infringe critical rights, June Medical Services LLC, Medical Students for Choice, and two doctors told the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Judges must be allowed to preliminarily block enforcement of criminal laws after finding that they likely violate rights guaranteed to Louisiana citizens ...