ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Pro-life groups have challenged a new Illinois law just a week after Governor JB Pritzker signed it.

A federal hearing was held in Rockford on Thursday to halt a new abortion law, which focuses on crisis pregnancy centers. Those centers offer counseling as an alternative to abortion.

Supporters said that the law is needed to keep those centers from using what are considered to be “deceptive” practices to interfere with a woman’s access to abortion. Opponents call the law a violation of the first amendment.

According to one of the plaintiffs in the suit, the judge granted an injunction, halting the implementation of the law until the case can be heard.

“This injunction against SB 1909 is not just a victory for the pro-life community in Illinois. It’s a victory for the women of Illinois, who are being pushed by J.B. Pritzker and the General Assenbly into abortions they often desperately do not want. This injunction restores real choice to women facing untimely pregnancy in Illinois — and a chance at life for their unborn children,” said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League.