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.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Judge temporarily blocks Kentucky’s near-total abortion ban that was triggered by Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 30, 2022
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:
My statement on today’s court ruling, which temporarily stops enforcement of the Human Life Protection Act and allows two Kentucky clinics to resume abortions: pic.twitter.com/BCLn3Dxus9
— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) June 30, 2022
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.