In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, legislative efforts to enact new abortion restrictions were put on hold for the time being.
On Monday, an administrative stay was issued by a judge in Louisiana, preventing three anti-abortion laws from going into effect.
As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, the limits placed on women seeking abortions were predetermined to take effect on the following Monday. Legislation along these lines has been enacted in several states around the country and is commonly referred to as “trigger laws.”
According to a copy of the ruling that was obtained by Reuters, the temporary restraining order was granted by Judge Robin Giarrusso of the Orleans Parish Civil District Court immediately after an abortion clinic in the state filed a complaint against the state. The clinic argued that the state’s abortion restrictions violated its due process rights and were deficient in constitutionally needed safeguards. However, the state’s abortion statutes have “constitutional safeguards to prohibit arbitrary enforcement.”
The judgment states that Judge Giarrusso will hold a hearing on July 8 to consider whether or not to further halt the implementation of the laws.
The decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was made by the Supreme Court on Friday, opening the door for the first time since 1973 for individual states to have the authority to regulate abortion.
In the United States, twelve additional states have passed legislation that is analogous to the trigger law.