Headline RoundupJuly 6th, 2022

Abortion Bans to Take Effect in Florida, Mississippi

Summary from the AllSides News Team

This week, bans on abortions in Florida and Mississippi will likely take effect despite attempts in state courts seeking to block the laws.

In Florida, a state ban on abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy was restored after a temporary halt.  A judge had previously ruled that the ban violated privacy protections in Florida's constitution. In Mississippi, a judge denied a request from Jackson Women's Health Organization, the only abortion clinic in the state, which sought to temporarily block Mississippi's "trigger law" banning nearly all abortions.  This is the same clinic at the center of the case that resulted in the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court on June 24.  Elsewhere, Kentucky's Supreme Court denied the state Attorney General's request for their abortion ban to take effect.

Abortion rights groups have taken legal action in 11 states to block abortion bans: Arizona, Idaho, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, Utah and West Virginia.  The actions in Florida and Mississippi are the latest of a series of conflicting state court rulings following Roe v. Wade's reversal.

News sources across the political spectrum, especially on left and center-rated sources, continue to focus on the fallout from the Supreme Court's decision.

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