Circuit Judge Temporarily Blocks Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban, Was Set To Go Into Effect July 1

By  //  June 30, 2022

gov. Ron DeSantis Says Florida Will Appeal the Ruling

ABOVE VIDEO: A judge ruled Thursday to temporarily block Florida’s 15-week abortion ban, which was set to go into effect on July 1, 2022.

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA (FOX 35) – A Florida judge said he would temporarily block a 15-week abortion ban from taking effect, following a court challenge by reproductive health providers who say the state constitution guarantees a right to the procedure.

Judge John C. Cooper made the ruling from the bench on Thursday, and said he would soon sign the temporary injunction.

The law was supposed to go into effect on July 1. Florida’s 15-week abortion ban was signed into law by Gov. Ron DeSantis this spring.

Rep. Anna Eskamani tweeted immediately after the judge’s decision:

“Judge rules that HB5, FL’s 15 week abortion ban, is unconstitutional and violates the privacy provision of the State Constitution & he supports a temporary statewide injunction. His order will not happen until he signs it. An important win for abortion rights in FL.”