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Louisiana | In the News

Featured Blogs
"States Enact 51 Abortion Restrictions in First Half of 2015: Mid-Year Analysis," (Nash/Benson Gold, RH Reality Check, 7/14); "How Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are Using Taxpayer Dollars To Lie to Women," (Kutner, Salon, 7/14); "The Battle To Bring Sex Education to the City With the Second Highest STD Rate in the Country," (Lerner, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 7/16).

La. Health Department Rescinds Approval Requirements for Abortion Clinics
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has withdrawn a rule that would have restricted abortion access in the state after Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit against the requirement, the Shreveport Times reports.

NY Times Op-Ed: N.C. Ultrasound Law Has 'Finally Died,' But Other States 'Aren't So Lucky'
A North Carolina law (SL 2011-405) that required physicians to perform an ultrasound on a woman before an abortion and show and describe the image to her, even against her wishes, "finally died Monday morning when the Supreme Court declined to consider the federal appeals court ruling that struck it down," columnist Jesse Wegman writes in an opinion piece in the New York Times' "Taking Note."

Featured Blogs
"Ninth Circuit Court Strikes Another 20-Week Abortion Ban" (Mason Pieklo, RH Reality Check, 5/29); "The Supreme Court May Take up a Case That Could Be a Game Changer on Abortion Access" (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 6/1).

La. Senate Panel Tables Measure Prohibiting Abortion Based on Fetus' Sex
A bill (HB 701) that would ban abortions based on a fetus' sex is stalled in a Louisiana Senate judiciary committee following a 2-2 vote on Tuesday, AP/ABC News 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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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.

Louisiana | More Information

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