Louisiana | In the News

Federal Judge Holds La. Admitting Privileges Measures Is Unconstitutional
A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that an admitting privileges requirement for abortion providers in a Louisiana law (Act 620) is unconstitutional, AP/ABC News reports.

Analysis Finds Abortion Coverage Varies Widely by State Marketplace Plans Under ACA
Abortion coverage included in health care plans sold through the Affordable Care Act's (PL 111-148) health insurance marketplaces varies widely by state, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the International Business Times reports.

New Orleans Reconsiders Banner Policy Amid Concern Over Antiabortion-Rights Signs
In related news, New Orleans officials will consider the city's policy about the kinds of banners that may be hung on city-owned lampposts following concern about the city's decision to allow the Louisiana Right to Life Federation to hang banners with antiabortion-rights imagery, the Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction Against La. Over Planned Parenthood Medicaid Funds
A federal judge on Thursday issued a preliminary injunction that extends a temporary restraining order barring Louisiana from cutting Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Planned Parenthood Report Highlights Regional Variation in Patient Access
Patients in some Southern states, including states that are trying to defund Planned Parenthood, already face limited access to Planned Parenthood facilities, according to a report released by the organization, CQ Weekly reports.

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Louisiana | In the Courts

This section provides a brief overview of significant cases impacting reproductive rights and health in Louisiana.

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.

Hope Medical Group for Women v. Keck
State court challenge to actions by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals ordering an immediate suspension and seeking permanent revocation of the clinic's operating license under a new state law.

June Medical Services, LLC v. Kliebert
Federal court challenge to a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of where the provider performs abortion care.

Choice, Inc. of Texas v. Greenstein
Federal court challenge to Louisiana law that expands the state’s authority to suspend or revoke the licenses of outpatient abortion facilities, thus restricting access to care for Louisiana women.

Mahoney v. Kliebert
State court case against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals demanding access to mandatory reports detailing each pregnancy termination performed in the state.

Prudhome v. June Medical Services, LLC
Challenge in state court to a Louisiana law that exposes abortion providers to legal liability and exempts them from medical malpractice suit restrictions.

Louisiana | More Information

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