Florida Politics reports:
A state circuit judge has issued his formal order stalling Florida’s 15-week abortion ban days after determining the law unconstitutional. In a 68-page order released Tuesday, Judge John Cooper followed through on his verbal ruling Thursday, a preliminary win for abortion rights advocates.
Abortion providers and advocates seek to defeat the Republican-backed law (HB 5) by proving that it violates the right to privacy written in the Florida Constitution.
The law kicked in Friday, exactly one week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, which became the inspiration for Florida’s legislation.
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Florida’s 15-week abortion ban was temporarily blocked this morning. Gov. Ron DeSantis has promised to appeal it.https://t.co/tapgyCttzC
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) July 5, 2022
Florida judge blocks new 15-week abortion ban. Trump Afterbirth DeSantis will head to his henchmen to appeal it, of course. #BansOffOurBodies #RemoveRon https://t.co/D8UIuBh61V
— Lesley Abravanel (@lesleyabravanel) July 5, 2022