More than a dozen states adopted so-called “trigger laws” to ban or immediately restrict abortion when Roe was ousted.
Now, judges in two of those states, Utah and Louisiana, have temporarily blocked the activation law from going into effect, saying the states are not prepared for such a significant change.
The judges issued temporary restraining orders requested by abortion rights activists, allowing more time for the court to hear the challenges.
“We will take care of patients and take care of patients,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, CEO of Planned Parenthood. “We have to fight state by state now to make sure everyone can get it.”
In California, where abortion is still legal, voters will decide on the issue this fall after Governor Gavin Newsom signs an executive order placing abortion rights on the ballot in November.
Meanwhile, the White House is downplaying calls to build abortion clinics on federal land.
Vice President Kamala Harris told CNN the administration is not discussing the idea.
“I think the most important thing right now is that we make sure that the restrictions that the states are trying to put in place will forbid women from doing what we maintain is her right, that we do everything possible to empower women says Harris.
And now, pharmacies across the country are putting limits on the emergency contraceptive pill called Plan B, which is different from the abortion pill prescribed by a doctor.
CVS, Walmart and Rite Aid are limiting the amount of Plan B drugs customers can buy as demand spikes following the Supreme Court ruling.
When it comes to restrictions on abortion, although activation laws in two states are on pause, seven other states are currently enforcing bans with some exceptions. Eighteen other states are expected to follow suit.
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