Kentucky and Florida judges block abortion bans after Roe v Wade

Last week I told you about judges in Utah and Louisiana blocking their laws banning abortion in the wake of Roe v Wade.

Today we have two more states, Kentucky and Florida, in the same predicament after judges in their states are doing the same.



Kentucky’s awesome AG responded to this ruling, saying they would immediately seek relief because the Supreme Court made clear that banning abortion belongs to the states:

 
In Florida a judge’s ruling, which will likely take effect tomorrow, will also block Florida’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks:

Declaring it unconstitutional, a state judge said Thursday he would temporarily delay Florida’s new law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks.

But Leon Circuit Judge John Cooper said his ruling would take effect only after he issues a written order, which means it could still take effect on Friday.

Lawyers for the ALCU and Planned Parenthood, which sued to stop the law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis weeks ago, asked for the injunction. They argue the law violates the state constitution’s broad right of privacy approved by voters in 1980. Several court cases have affirmed that right extends to women’s right to obtain an abortion.

These state court bans won’t stand for long because the state legislatures now have the authority to ban abortions. I just hate that these activist judges are abusing their authority and ignoring the ruling of the Supreme Court.

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