BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana’s abortion trigger bans are back in effect after a decision by the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeals.
The ruling means Baton Rouge Judge Donald Johnson must grant an earlier request to let the abortion ban take effect while the case makes its way through court.
The ruling comes in response to an appeal filed Friday morning by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, which also requested expedited consideration to stop Louisiana’s three abortion clinics from performing procedures while the case is under appeal.
Landry posted the news on his official Twitter account early Friday afternoon.
Earlier this week, Baton Rouge Judge Donald Johnson denied a motion from Landry to suspend his ruling blocking the enforcement of the state’s ban on abortions.
Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs Wade, challenges to Louisiana’s ban on abortions have made their way to courtrooms in New Orleans and now Baton Rouge.
The ruling from the First Circuit Court of Appeals means Louisiana’s three abortion clinics in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport have to stop any future abortion procedures while the lawsuit filed by the Shreveport clinic continues.
Landry has predicted the case will eventually make its way to the Louisiana Supreme Court.