U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves Credit: Cleoinc.org

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves has extended his temporary block on the Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks.

Gov. Phil Bryant signed the law, the strictest in the United States, on March 19. The state’s only abortion clinic, Jackson Women’s Health Clinic, sued the state immediately afterwards.

Reeves issued a temporary restraining order March 20 to block the law for 10 days. On Wednesday, he extended the block until April 13, giving attorneys for the clinic and the state more time to work on legal arguments.

Read more about the abortion bill here.