On Wednesday (July, 27th) a North Dakota Judge blocked, or rather, put a hold on "Trigger Laws" that put a near-total ban on abortions in our state. The law was set to take place the following day, this past Thursday (July 28th).

Lawsuits

If you're wondering: this hold was implemented as a lawsuit moves forward. Abortion providers across the country are working to stop these bans from going into effect.

In Fargo, The Red River Women's Clinic argued that North Dakota's Attorney General, Drew Wrigley attempted to enforce the "Trigger Laws" too early, and that the 30-day period to close operations and make abortions illegal shouldn't start until the U.S. Supreme Court issued its certified judgement, according to Forbes.com.

According to PBS.org, the lawsuit currently underway claims that the abortion ban violates the state of North Dakota's constitution. It was Burleigh County's District Judge, Bruce Romanick who sided with an abortion clinic in Fargo. Judge Romanick issued a temporary restraining order.

The Attorney General's Next Move?

According to The Ap News website, Attorney General Drew Wrigley dropped off another certification to the North Dakota Legislative Council the same day of the judge's order. Wrigley did not comment on the matter.

North Dakota's Not The Only One

North Dakota isn't the only state whose "Trigger Laws" have been halted. Wyoming also had a similar block on its soon-to-be-implemented "Trigger Laws." According to Forbes.com, providers in the state argue that the ban causes "Irreparable harm" and violates a person's "Fundamental right to be left alone by the government."

West Virginia, Louisiana, Utah, and Kentucky also have temporary restraining orders/blocks in place, according to Forbes.com.


 

 

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