The Louisiana Supreme Court declined to overturn a lower court ruling blocking the state from enforcing its abortion ban Thursday.
Last week, a judge temporarily blocked the enforcement of Louisiana’s abortion “trigger law” that would ban nearly all procedures.
The judge had placed a temporary stay on enforcement after abortion providers in the state argued in a lawsuit that the law was vague.
Louisiana’s Supreme Court ruling on Thursday will allow the stay to remain in place at least until abortion providers make their case in court Friday, according to Fox News.
While Louisiana was the first state to have its abortion ban challenged after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Kentucky and Texas are finding themselves in the same position.
On Tuesday, the Kentucky Supreme Court denied an emergency appeal from the state attorney general to have an abortion ban that was blocked by a circuit court judge reinstated.
In Texas, the state’s trigger law is not set to take effect until 30 days after the Supreme Court’s decision, but the formal judgment is expected in late July.
Besides Louisiana, Texas, and Kentucky, 10 other states have trigger laws banning abortion set up.
Those other states include Arkansas, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming.