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U.S. District Judge Halts TRAP Enforcement

Last week, U.S. District Judge Henry Herlong issued a temporary restraining order against the enforcement of South Carolina’s Regulation 61-12, a “Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers.” The restraining order is the latest development in a lawsuit filed against TRAP by two South Carolina abortion providers.

CRLP attorney Bonnie Scott Jones has said of TRAP that “the true intent is to make it virtually impossible for physicians to provide abortions in their office and to segregate abortion services from mainstream medicine.” Herlong is holding hearings this week to consider the plaintiff’s claim that TRAP rules are overly vague.

Sources:

AP/Charleston Post and Courrier, July 6; Kaiser Daily Reproductive Health Report, July 10 (2001), November 20 (2000)