Louisiana

Louisiana | In the News

La. gov. signs mandatory delay, provider certification bills into law
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Thursday signed into law two antiabortion-rights bills, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

La. Senate advances bill that would ban medically proven method of abortion
The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday voted 36-2 to give final approval to a bill (HB 1081) that would ban a medically proven method of abortion, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Antiabortion-rights bill stalls in La. Senate
The Louisiana Senate health care committee on Tuesday opted not to vote on a bill (HB 1019) that would ban abortion care sought because of a fetal anomaly or disability diagnosis, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Abortion-rights supporters cite financial pressure in fight against new proposed restrictions in La.
Abortion-rights advocates in Louisiana say several antiabortion-rights bills making their way through the state Legislature could result in costly litigation that the state cannot afford, the AP/Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

La. Senate passes abortion provider certification bill
The Louisiana Senate on Tuesday voted 35-0 to give final approval to a bill 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.

Louisiana | More Information

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