A Mississippi judge on Tuesday refused to block a law that makes abortion illegal in the state in most cases. One of those anti-abortion laws is called “stimulus laws”: rules that have been approved in recent years in 13 US states that “would have been in effect” (let’s launch In English it means “activation”, “trigger”) once the United States Supreme Court abolished the right to abortion nationwide.
This is what happened two weeks ago, which allowed abortion bans in many of these 13 states automatically, without the need for further legislative steps and in many cases within a few hours.
In Mississippi, the ban will take effect from Thursday: Abortion will only be allowed in cases where the woman is in danger of death, or in cases of rape and incest. The state’s only abortion clinic attempted to challenge the ban, suing state officials, but Judge Debra Halford rejected the request. Currently, “operating laws” banning abortion are only banned in 4 of the 13 US states in which it was present: Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Utah.
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