Georgia ban ruled unconstitutional, Tennessee ban temporarily blocked
On July 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners secured two important victories blocking state abortion bans in Georgia and Tennessee.
A federal district court permanently struck down a state law enacted in 2019 that banned abortion at six weeks.
Read more about the Georgia case here: Georgia’s Six-Week Abortion Ban Declared Unconstitutional
A federal district court issued a temporary restraining order blocking portions of a state law that ban abortion at nearly every stage of pregnancy and if the abortion is sought for specific reasons. (Update: On July 24, the court issued a preliminary injunction in this case, blocking the bans until the lawsuit is resolved.)
Read about the Tennessee case here: Lawsuit by the Center and Partners Blocks Tennessee Abortion Bans
Last year alone, 25 abortion bans were enacted in 12 states, including six-week bans in nine states. Lawsuits by the Center and other organizations have prevented these illegal bans from taking effect, and abortion care remains legal in all 50 states.