February 7, 2014
"Louisiana Health Officials 'Rescind' Abortion Rules Hours Before Hearing," Andrea Grimes, RH Reality Check: "Health officials in Louisiana announced Monday evening that they [were] 'rescinding'" new regulations for abortion clinics "the night before a scheduled hearing on the new rules, which, in part, would have mandated extensive physical refurbishments for outpatient abortion facilities with which no existing abortion provider would have been able to immediately comply," Grimes writes. According to Grimes, a Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals spokesperson said in a statement that state officials would "not hear testimony for or against the new rules" and instead would "reissue a revised rule and notice of intent at a later date." She notes, "Reproductive justice advocates who had already made their way to Baton Rouge for the hearing" instead held "a celebratory rally" (Grimes, RH Reality Check, 2/4).
What others are saying about abortion restrictions:
~ "Louisiana Reproductive Rights Supporters Rally Against Regulations in Baton Rouge," Grimes, RH Reality Check.
~ "Judge Temporarily Blocks Alaska Medicaid Abortion Restrictions," Jessica Mason Pieklo, RH Reality Check. ~ "Why Do We Have Unsafe Abortion in the United States?" Michelle Goldberg, The Nation.