Politics Louisiana Supreme Court rejects appeal in abortion ban case
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“What’s the matter with Kansas?” The question in the title of Thomas Frank’s 2005 book arguing that social conservatives persuaded the heartland to vote against its economic interests by fighting the culture war is being posed by the other side after Kansas voted to keep a right to abortion in the state constitution.Not only did the “Value them Both” amendment paving the way to greater abortion restrictions fail by nearly 20 points, going down 59% to 41%, but more Kansans voted in this referendum than in any primary in the state’s history.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court on Friday denied an appeal filed by plaintiffs in the ongoing legal battle over the state’s abortion ban, allowing the ban to stay in effect.
The ruling marked a major blow to, who had hoped the ban would be blocked for a third time, allowing Louisiana’s three abortion clinics to begin performing procedures again.
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The commission would issue its own decision, explaining the pertinent human rights dimensions and likely ordering an array of remedial measures .Although the U.S. regularly participates in commission proceedings, administrations of every political stripe have posited that the country is not bound by the body’s rulings. In all probability, the government will not treat the commission’s decision as legal authority, and there is no enforcement mechanism to compel implementation.There are at least three reasons why counsel should consider bringing the case anyway.
“While it is disappointing that four of the seven justices, without any written explanation, issued a ruling that will effectively deny critical care to women throughout Louisiana, the litigation continues and we are confident we can affect meaningful change,” Joanna Wright, an attorney for the plaintiff, said Friday afternoon in addition to confirming the court's ruling.
Following news of the ruling, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry — a defendant in the case —that he was pleased with the court's decision and will “continue fighting to end this legal circus.”
Biden administration rebrands, pushes chemical abortions at cost of women’s health care
Each component of the federal government’s effort – from rebranding abortion to interpreting federal law to force a national chemical abortion market into existence – rests on shaky logical and legal grounds. Parts of it already are being contested in court, including by my firm, Alliance Defending Freedom. Opposing those efforts is imperative if women’s health (not misnamed and deadly federal “health care”) truly is to be protected and the people’s elected representatives are finally to have a voice. Ryan Bangert is senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom (@ADFLegal).
Video: Louisiana abortion ban again blocked by judge, clinics can operate (WDSU New Orleans)
Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision toin June, access to abortion has fluctuated as the state’s three clinics relied on rulings and temporary restraining orders that allowed them to continue operating.
Plaintiffs challenging the ban don’t deny the state can now prohibit abortions but argue that the law’s provisions are contradictory and unconstitutionally vague.
On July 21, state Judge Donald Johnson issued athat allowed clinics to continue providing abortions while the lawsuit over the ban plays out in court. But, eight days later, procedures came to a halt when a state appeals court ruled in favor of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, granting a “suspensive” appeal and ordering Johnson to reinstate enforcement of the ban.
The plaintiffs appealed the 1st Circuit Court’s decision to the Louisiana Supreme Court but were unsuccessful.
Brutal Abortion Law Forces Woman to Carry Doomed Fetus With No Skull .
The realities of post-Roe America get darker every day. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, local outlet WAFB9 reports that a mother of one has been denied access to abortion, despite the fact that her pregnancy is nonviable — the fetus has tragically been diagnosed with a fatal condition called acrania, a fetal rare disorder that renders […]Nancy Davis, the mother, explained to the outlet that she and her boyfriend were excited about the pregnancy. Sadly, however, at 10 weeks, the baby's first ultrasound revealed that the fetus had no skull, nor even the top of its head. If Davis were to carry the fetus to term, the child would die within hours, or even just minutes, after birth.