A team from Boies Schiller Flexner, along with the Center for Reproductive Rights and local counsel, won a preliminary injunction in Baton Rouge today that will allow clinics in Louisiana to continue to provide important care to their patients while our underlying lawsuit – challenging the state’s patchwork of “trigger” laws banning abortion – moves forward.
Today’s win is the most significant of the case so far and follows two earlier victories in which we secured TROs preventing enforcement of Louisiana’s unconstitutionally vague trigger laws. As our partner Joanna Wright told the media, “Today’s ruling is critical in ensuring that women in Louisiana continue to have access to comprehensive – and sometimes life-saving – healthcare services. With this decision, Chief Judge Johnson determined that we are likely to succeed on the merits of our lawsuit. We are prepared to prove our case and hope to obtain a final ruling that the trigger bans are unconstitutional and cannot be enforced. In the interim, providers are protected against vindictive prosecution from the state.”