By Anne Reed

Wednesday, the day trigger laws were set to go into effect in Wyoming and North Dakota, judges temporarily blocked the abortion bans.

In Wyoming, Teton County District Judge Melissa Owens sided with Wellspring Health Access, owned by Judy Burkhart, a woman with a scandalous history, a recent suspicious fire in her Casper Wyoming Clinic, and questionable business deals. More here.

Judge Owens disagreed with the plaintiffs’ argument that the state constitution provided a right to abortion, but she granted a temporary restraining order based on a concern that women seeking abortion would be “left with no guidance” and would experience “irreparable injury.”

In North Dakota, Burleigh County District Jude Bruce Romanick ruled the law should be set to go into effect 30 days after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its certified judgment in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on Tuesday, rather than 30 days after the June 24 decision date.

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That interpretation moves the effective date for the ban forward another month. The delay provides The Red River Clinic more time to transition its killing business to Moorhead, Minnesota, where almost no restrictions on abortion exist. 

For now, abortions are being scheduled in North Dakota and Wyoming.

Moving south, pro-lifers in Louisiana can enter the weekend celebrating! Its trigger laws that protect babies in the womb from the moment of conception were blocked and unblocked numerous times after Roe’s overturn. But yesterday, the block was once again lifted by an appeals court.

The state of Louisiana will soon be abortion free again. Let’s pray it stays that way.

“Though states have been freed from Roe v. Wade’s overarching control concerning abortion,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, “we are now experiencing state elected officials in black robes exercising judicial power. Our state elections are more important than ever. We must be informed and vote.”

Remember to refer to our regularly updated map for the status of each state working to become abortion free.