Abortion rights proponents have taken legal action, challenging several states’ abortion restrictions and have seen some success in temporarily blocking bans in at least five states: Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan and Utah.
Here’s where some states’ abortion bans stand as courts consider legal challenges:
A federal court in Arizona has been asked by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union to block a “personhood requirement” provision in an existing abortion ban in the state. Abortion rights advocates worry that the state will use the language to prosecute providers or patients.
Florida: state appealed, ban in effect
Idaho: ban temporarily blocked and another lawsuit filed
The Idaho Supreme Court is holding a hearing on August 3 to consider arguments on two abortion challenges.
Kentucky: ban temporarily blocked
Louisiana: ban temporarily blocked
A Louisiana state court on June 27 blocked the state’s trigger law from being enforced by issuing a temporary restraining order. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry appealed, asking the state Supreme Court to dissolve the lower court’s order, which was denied. A hearing in the lower court is set for July 8.
Michigan: ban temporarily blocked
Mississippi: preliminary injunction denied
Mississippi’s trigger law will take effect on July 7, after a Mississippi judge declined on July 5 to temporarily block the ban. The trigger ban prohibits abortions in the state with only exceptions in cases of rape or if the pregnant person’s life is endangered.
Ohio: emergency hold denied
The Ohio Supreme Court denied state abortion providers’ request for an emergency hold on the state’s prohibition on abortions performed after fetal cardiac activity is detected, typically around six weeks into a pregnancy. The court’s ruling means the abortion ban can continue to be enforced as the case plays out.
Oklahoma: lawsuit filed
Texas: pre-Roe abortion ban allowed to be civilly enforced
Utah: ban temporarily blocked
A state judge in Utah on June 27 granted a request by Planned Parenthood of Utah to issue a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of the state’s trigger law. This allows abortions to continue for 14 days. A hearing in the case is scheduled for July 11.
West Virginia: lawsuit filed
West Virginia’s only outpatient health center that provides abortion care on June 27 sued in state court to halt enforcement of a 19th century pre-Roe criminal abortion ban in that state. In their lawsuit, they argue that the statute is unconstitutionally vague, has “long gone unused” and cannot be enforced because it conflicts with modern abortion laws.
“Assuredly, we have strong arguments against this challenge. But the statute would still benefit from the Legislature’s further attention,” he wrote.
Wisconsin: lawsuit filed
Democratic state officials in Wisconsin have asked a state court to block Wisconsin’s pre-Roe abortion ban, which was allowed to take effect after the high court overturned the federal holding. The 1849 law criminalizes abortion in the state, including in cases of rape and incest.
The lawsuit asks a state court to “clarify that Wisconsin’s 19th century abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest has not gone back into effect,” and to deem it unenforceable.
CNN’s Tierney Sneed, Devan Cole, Chris Boyette and Tina Burnside contributed to this report.