Louisiana | In the News

La. agrees to postpone enforcement of abortion restrictions pending court ruling
Louisiana officials on Friday said they would not enforce multiple state abortion restrictions pending a federal court decision on a lawsuit challenging the antiabortion-rights laws, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Providers challenge La. abortion restrictions
Abortion providers in Louisiana on Friday filed a lawsuit challenging several state restrictions on the procedure before they take effect on Aug. 1, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Featured blogs
"Pro-choice groups hope abortion victory leads to domino effect in other states" (Zielinski, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 7/1); "Florida's abortion law is grounded" (Zaremski, Huffington Post blogs, 7/3).

Texas abortion providers evaluate reopening after SCOTUS ruling; decision could be used to strike down TRAP laws elsewhere
Texas providers who are interested in reopening facilities that closed under the law are determining how to proceed in light of the Supreme Court's ruling, which struck down contested provisions of Texas' omnibus antiabortion-rights law (HB 2), the New York Times reports.

La. lawmakers send fetal tissue restrictions to gov.
Both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature on Monday unanimously approved a bill (HB 815) that would impose new restrictions on the handling and donation of fetal tissue, the AP/New Orleans Advocate 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.

Louisiana | More Information

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