The court declined to lift a judge’s injunction against the state’s near-total abortion ban.
The Utah Supreme Court has declined for the time being to lift a judge’s injunction against the state’s near-total abortion ban.
In an order quietly filed in the state’s top court last week and obtained by FOX 13 News, judges upheld an appeal by the Utah prosecutor’s office against a lower court’s order blocking enforcement of the state’s mandatory abortion statute . However, the court denied the state’s request to stay the judge’s injunction while the appeal is pending.
The order said that Chief Justice Matthew Durrant dissented from the rest of the judges in deciding to deny the motion to stay the injunction.
Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah are suing the state over its elective abortion ban, which went into effect when the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. calf. Utah law prohibits all abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or maternal health. In July, Third Circuit Judge Andrew Stone granted her request for an injunction and blocked enforcement of the law during the trial.
“We are relieved that the court rejected the state’s efforts to enact the trigger statute and we will continue to fight this cruel ban at all levels of the Utah courts. Utahns can rest assured that abortion will remain safe and legal in our state,” Karrie Galloway, CEO of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, said in a statement to FOX 13 News.
The Utah Attorney’s Office did not comment on the court’s decision.
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