BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Supreme Court denied an appeal over the state’s abortion laws Friday.
The ruling upholds an order from the First Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed Louisiana’s trigger laws on abortion to go into place while the case is under appeal. Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, challenges to Louisiana’s ban on abortions have made their way to courtrooms in New Orleans and Baton Rouge.
The trigger laws ban all abortions in Louisiana, including cases of rape and incest. Exceptions for cases include when the mother’s life is at risk. Chief Justice John Weimer recused himself from today’s ruling citing a conflict with Attorney General Jeff Landry.
A Shreveport abortion clinic challenged Louisiana’s abortion trigger laws asking the state’s highest court to block the ban on abortion while the case goes through the courts.
This is a developing story.