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Attorneys Offering Free Legal Service to Defend Abortion Rights

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Attorneys Offering Free Legal Service to Defend Abortion Rights

Lafayette, La (KADN) - With the temporary block in place, a group of Louisiana law firms is coming to help women who have abortions in Louisiana.

Louisiana attorneys have partnered with the fair fight initiative to offer free legal services to anyone who faces criminal charges if the state's trigger laws are put back in place. One attorney says this is only the beginning, and they want people to know help is out there.

Many already believed the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade.

"We just wanted to make sure that there were lawyers to represent folks should the state decide to prosecute," says Attorney David Utter.

Lawyers have been preparing, ready to offer the best defense, free of charge.

David Utter, the founder of the Fair Fight Initiative, says he started the initiative to level the playing field, stating once this discussion came into play, lawyers began to act immediately to provide people with assistance. "The notion of somebody being prosecuted for exercising the autonomy of their own body is replenishable. If the state chooses to prosecute anybody and they need a lawyer free of charge, we want to help. We want to be there."

Utter understands this will be a long fight but wants people to know that if the trigger ban is implemented, people won't have to walk these stairs alone and are reaching out to others to help in the fight. "Effective quality representation on any criminal matter. We want to start coordinating with the groups that are going to be working to provide access to this vital healthcare for women."

Attorney Ron Haley says they all wanted to be a stop-gap by standing with women and protecting them. "The ability for them to control their destiny, for them to control their own lives, for them to control their own bodies. I don't believe a man, a government, or a court should be able to tell a woman what to do with their bodies."

Haley says there isn't a true timetable of when this battle will continue to fight Louisiana's trigger law. "It's really too hard to tell, but whether it's the long haul, the short-haul, or the medium-haul.... we are here for all hual."

Now, the Louisiana judge approved the application for a temporary hold and set a hearing for July 8 in the Civil District Court for the Orleans Parish. Abortions remain legal in the state for the time being.

If you would like to reach out to any of these lawyers going forward regarding free legal assistance, click on the link below.

The Claiborne Firm- Attorney David Utter

The Claiborne Firm, P.C. 410 E Bay St. Savannah, GA 31401

(912) 351-8775

Haley & Associates - Attorney Ron Haley

8211 Goodwood Blvd Suite E, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 755-9935

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