Louisiana

Louisiana | In the News

La. House panel advances fetal tissue restrictions
The Louisiana House Health and Welfare Committee on Monday advanced a bill (SB 33) that would criminalize the sale of fetal tissue that results from an abortion, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

La. Senate advances 72-hour delay
The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday voted 34-4 to approve a bill (HB 386) that would extend the state's mandatory delay before an abortion from 24 to 72 hours, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

La. House advances ban on medically proven method of abortion
The Louisiana House on Thursday voted 83-0 to approve a bill hat would ban a medically proven method of abortion, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

La. House advances ban on abortion sought because of fetal disability diagnosis
The Louisiana House on Thursday voted 75-1 to advance a measure (HB 1019) that would ban abortion care sought because of a fetal anomaly or disability diagnosis, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

La. House advances bill that would cut Medicaid funding for abortion providers
The Louisiana House on Wednesday voted 85-7 to approve a bill (HB 606) that would cut Medicaid funding from abortion providers, the AP/Sacramento Bee 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.

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.

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.

Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast v. Kliebert
Federal court challenge to Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's order to terminate Louisiana's Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.

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.

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.

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