Florida Judge Blocks Ban on Abortions After 15 Weeks That Was Set to Go Into Effect on Friday

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the 15-week abortion ban this past April, prior to the Supreme Court’s momentous reversal of Roe v. Wade. (AP)

A Florida judge has temporarily blocked a ban on abortions after 15 weeks that was set to begin Friday.

Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and abortion providers filed suit to stymie the law, arguing that it violated the state’s constitution.

Leon County Judge John C. Cooper handed down his ruling from the bench after two days of arguments and said he would issue a written injunction.

State officials are expected to fight the decision.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the 15-week abortion ban this past April, prior to the Supreme Court’s momentous reversal of Roe v. Wade last Friday.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Selim Algar