Minnesota judge blocks protections for preborn in devastating ruling

By Bridget Sielicki  A district court judge in Minnesota has blocked several of the state’s abortion restrictions on the grounds that they are unconstitutional. Judge Thomas Gilligan has struck down the state’s 24-hour waiting period, the two-parent notification law for minors who want an abortion, a provision that says that only doctors can commit abortions, …

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Judge Blocks Louisiana’s Pro-Life Law Again, Hearing Set for Monday

By Louisiana Right to Life 19th Judicial District Court Judge Don Johnson has locked Louisiana’s pro-life law protecting babies from abortion by issuing a new Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). Judge Johnson scheduled a hearing for Monday July 18th on whether to adopt a preliminary injunction. In June, Louisiana’s largest abortion business, Hope Medical Group for …

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Federal judge lifts injunction against Indiana law banning the dismemberment of living unborn children

By Dave Andrusko Following the Supreme Court’s historic June 24th decision overturning Roe and returning  the abortion issue to the states, U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker has lifted the injunction she issued in 2019 against an Indiana law banning the dismemberment of living unborn babies. “Barker granted a request from the Indiana attorney general’s …

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Judge Blocks Louisiana’s Pro-Life Law Again, Hearing Set for Monday

New Orleans – Late Tuesday afternoon, 19th Judicial District Court Judge Don Johnson blocked Louisiana’s pro-life law protecting babies from abortion by issuing a new Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). Judge Johnson scheduled a hearing for Monday July 18th on whether to adopt a preliminary injunction. In June, Louisiana’s largest abortion business, Hope Medical Group for …

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Federal Judge says Arizona personhood law is “unconstitutionally vague”

By Dave Andrusko U.S. District Judge Douglas Rayes, an Obama appointee, ruled on Monday that a 2021 Arizona  personhood law is unconstitutionally vague. “When the punitive and regulatory weight of the entire Arizona code is involved, Plaintiffs should not have to guess at whether their conduct is on the right or the wrong side of …

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Mississippi Supreme Court rejects Jackson Women’s Health Organization’s request to be allowed to resume performing abortions

By Dave Andrusko Following Chancery Judge Debbra Halford refusal to stop Mississippi’s ban on abortion from taking effect, a three-judge panel of the state Supreme Court yesterday rejected the petition of Mississippi’s lone abortion clinic to be allow to resume as soon as this week. Rob McDuff, the lawyer for the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, …

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Judge rules that Utah’s 18-week ban on abortion remains in place while granting another preliminary injunction against “trigger ” law which bans nearly all abortions

By Dave Andrusko On Monday, a state court judge blocked Utah’s near total ban on abortion, ruling that the law must remain on hold while Planned Parenthood pursues a legal challenge.  SB 174–Utah’s “trigger law”—was passed in 2020.  “Judge Stone had previously granted a request from Planned Parenthood to stop the trigger law from being …

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Indiana Attorney General Rokita achieves second victory since Dobbs decision in upholding Indiana laws protecting unborn life and women’s health

The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday vacated judgments invalidating several Indiana laws protecting unborn children and the health of their mothers — handing the Office of the Attorney General and all Hoosiers yet another victory in the fight for life. The decision involved the ongoing case Whole Woman’s Health Alliance v. Rokita — a legal …

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Extreme ruling strikes down commonsense Minnesota abortion laws

MINNEAPOLIS — Today a decision in Ramsey County District Court struck down a number of abortion-related laws in Minnesota. The ruling in Doe v. Minnesota invalidated Minnesota’s Woman’s Right to Know informed consent law, parental notification law, and requirement that only doctors perform abortions.  “The laws challenged in this case are commonsense measures that support …

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Judge’s ruling means Louisiana may enforce its near-total abortion ban

By Dave Andrusko Late last week, State District Judge Ethel Simms Julien ruled that the plaintiffs for Hope Medical Group for Women, an abortion provider, had improper venue and transferred the case from the New Orleans Parish Civil District Court to East Baton Rouge Parish courts. “Abortion is effectively banned in Louisiana until the case …

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Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita wins historic pro-life case to protect the unborn 

Rokita’s work lifts dismemberment injunction, expands rights of the unborn   Attorney General Todd Rokita today announced a historic legal win in his work to protect the lives and liberty of the unborn.   After the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision, Attorney General Rokita immediately filed a motion to lift the current injunction on dismemberment abortions, which occur …

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Judge will not block Mississippi’s ‘trigger ban’ from going into effect on Thursday 

By Dave Andrusko Chancellor Debbra Halford has rejected a request from Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s only abortion clinic, to block the state’s “trigger ban” on abortions from going into effect. Lawyers for the abortion clinic argued that a 1998 decision by the Mississippi Supreme Court– Pro Choice Mississippi v. Fordice—“ruled the Mississippi Constitution contains …

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