Florida, Kentucky judges block states from enforcing abortion bans

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Reuters

By Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax (Reuters) -Judges in Florida and Kentucky on Thursday moved to block those states from enforcing bans or restrictions on abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that had established a nationwide right to it. In Tallahassee, Florida, Circuit Court Judge John Cooper said he would grant a petition from abortion rights groups to temporarily put on hold a state law that would bar abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. In Kentucky, Jefferson County Circuit Judge Mitch Perry issued a temporary restraining order to pre…

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