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Louisiana | In the News

Many States Fail To Meet Women's Health Needs, Disparities Persist
Massachusetts ranks as the best state in the U.S. for meeting women's health needs, while Mississippi is the worst state, according to the Alliance for a Just Society's 2014 Women's Health Report Card, the Chicago Tribune reports.

States Continue To Limit Abortion Access, Despite Public Support for Abortion Rights
Although a majority of U.S. residents still support abortion rights, states across the country over the past four years have succeeded in enacting legislation that could drastically diminish abortion access for millions of women if allowed to stand, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Trial Date Set for La. Admitting Privileges Case; State Still Blocked From Enforcing Measure
The trial date for a federal judge to consider a lawsuit filed by Louisiana abortion clinics against the state's admitting privileges law (HB 388) has been set for March 30, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

States Mull Surrogacy Regulations
In the absence of federal rules on surrogacy, many states are considering their own regulations for the practice and seeking a "middle ground" on the sometimes politically sensitive issue, the New York Times reports.

La. Medicaid Plans, Some Private Plans Stop Covering Early Elective Deliveries
Louisiana's Medicaid program and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana no longer cover the cost of deliveries that occur before 39 weeks of pregnancy without a medical reason, the Baton Rouge 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.

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.

June Medical Services, LLC v. Caldwell
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.

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.

Hope Medical Group for Women v. Keck
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.

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.

Choice, Inc. of Texas v. Greenstein
Challenge to a Louisiana law which 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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