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Hope Medical Group for Women v. LeBlanc

Hope Medical Group for Women v. LeBlanc

Challenge in federal court to a Louisiana law that exposes abortion providers to legal liability and exempts them from medical malpractice suit restrictions. In March 2012, the U.S. District Court issued a permanent injunction against the law. Final Outcome: In September 2013, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the District Court’s injunction and dismissed the case. (See the law here. See the District Court’s order here. See the 5th Circuit’s opinion here. Read more about the case here.)