Abortion rights proponents have taken authorized motion, difficult a number of states’ abortion restrictions and have seen some success in quickly blocking bans in not less than 5 states: Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan and Utah.
This is the place some states’ abortion bans stand as courts contemplate authorized challenges:
A federal courtroom in Arizona has been requested by the Middle for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union to dam a “personhood requirement” provision in an present abortion ban within the state. Abortion rights advocates fear that the state will use the language to prosecute suppliers or sufferers.
Florida: state appealed, ban in impact
- 1 Florida: state appealed, ban in impact
- 2 Idaho: ban quickly blocked and one other lawsuit filed
- 3 Kentucky: ban quickly blocked
- 4 Louisiana: ban quickly blocked
- 5 Michigan: ban quickly blocked
- 6 Mississippi: preliminary injunction denied
- 7 Ohio: emergency maintain denied
- 8 Oklahoma: lawsuit filed
- 9 Texas: pre-Roe abortion ban allowed to be civilly enforced
- 10 Utah: ban quickly blocked
- 11 West Virginia: lawsuit filed
- 12 Wisconsin: lawsuit filed
Idaho: ban quickly blocked and one other lawsuit filed
The Idaho Supreme Courtroom is holding a listening to on August 3 to think about arguments on two abortion challenges.
Kentucky: ban quickly blocked
Louisiana: ban quickly blocked
A Louisiana state courtroom on June 27 blocked the state’s set off regulation from being enforced by issuing a short lived restraining order. Louisiana Lawyer Common Jeff Landry appealed, asking the state Supreme Courtroom to dissolve the decrease courtroom’s order, which was denied. A listening to within the decrease courtroom is about for July 8.
Michigan: ban quickly blocked
Mississippi: preliminary injunction denied
Mississippi’s set off regulation will take impact on July 7, after a Mississippi decide declined on July 5 to quickly block the ban. The set off ban prohibits abortions within the state with solely exceptions in instances of rape or if the pregnant particular person’s life is endangered.
Ohio: emergency maintain denied
The Ohio Supreme Courtroom denied state abortion suppliers’ request for an emergency maintain on the state’s prohibition on abortions carried out after fetal cardiac exercise is detected, usually round six weeks right into a being pregnant. The courtroom’s ruling means the abortion ban can proceed to be enforced because the case performs out.
Oklahoma: lawsuit filed
Texas: pre-Roe abortion ban allowed to be civilly enforced
Utah: ban quickly blocked
A state decide in Utah on June 27 granted a request by Deliberate Parenthood of Utah to challenge a short lived restraining order blocking enforcement of the state’s set off regulation. This permits abortions to proceed for 14 days. A listening to within the case is scheduled for July 11.
West Virginia: lawsuit filed
West Virginia’s solely outpatient well being middle that gives abortion care on June 27 sued in state courtroom to halt enforcement of a nineteenth century pre-Roe prison abortion ban in that state. Of their lawsuit, they argue that the statute is unconstitutionally obscure, has “lengthy gone unused” and can’t be enforced as a result of it conflicts with trendy abortion legal guidelines.
“Assuredly, we’ve got robust arguments in opposition to this problem. However the statute would nonetheless profit from the Legislature’s additional consideration,” he wrote.
Wisconsin: lawsuit filed
Democratic state officers in Wisconsin have requested a state courtroom to dam Wisconsin’s pre-Roe abortion ban, which was allowed to take impact after the excessive courtroom overturned the federal holding. The 1849 regulation criminalizes abortion within the state, together with in instances of rape and incest.
The lawsuit asks a state courtroom to “make clear that Wisconsin’s nineteenth century abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest has not gone again into impact,” and to deem it unenforceable.
CNN’s Tierney Sneed, Devan Cole, Chris Boyette and Tina Burnside contributed to this report.