State judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing abortion ban


              FILE - Operating room technician Nikki Jordan performs an ultrasound on a patient at Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, La., on July 6, 2022. Louisiana authorities have once again been blocked from enforcing the state’s near total ban on abortion. A state judge in Baton Rouge released an order Tuesday, July 12, 2022, blocking enforcement while lawyers for a north Louisiana clinic and other supporters of abortion rights pursue a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Ted Jackson, File)
            
              FILE - Protesters wave signs and demonstrate in support of abortion access in front of a New Orleans courthouse on July 8, 2022. Louisiana authorities have once again been blocked from enforcing the state’s near total ban on abortion. A state judge in Baton Rouge released an order Tuesday, July 12, 2022, blocking enforcement while lawyers for a north Louisiana clinic and other supporters of abortion rights pursue a lawsuit. (AP Photo/Rebecca Santana, File)
State judge blocks Louisiana from enforcing abortion ban