Florida Supreme Court vacates motion to block 15-week abortion ban due to error

UPDATE: The order from the Florida supreme court denying Petitioners’ Emergency Motion to Vacate Automatic Stay of Temporary Injunction has been vacated due to an error by the clerk’s office. The motion remains under consideration by the Court.

ORIGINAL: The Florida Supreme court has rejected an emergency motion filed by abortion providers that sought to reinstate a ruling by a circuit court that found the state’s 15-week abortion ban unconstitutional.

The ruling ensures the 15-week abortion ban, which includes no exemptions for rape or incest, will remain in effect for the foreseeable future.

The clinics filed the motion in August after failing to convince the First District Court of Appeal to block the law from taking effect as the case made its way through the courts.

READ: Florida judge blocks Florida abortion ban, leaving local clinics in limbo

While this isn’t the final word in the case, it could suggest the Florida Supreme Court is leaning towards reversing previous rulings that had tied abortion access to the state constitution’s privacy clause.

The court offered no rationale or explanation for Wednesday’s decision.

This is an ongoing story and will be updated when new details arrive.

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