Louisiana | In the News

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.

La. lawmakers send amended abortion ban to gov.
The Louisiana Senate voted to advance an abortion ban (HB 1019) after first approving an amendment (SFA 4038) that adds an extremely narrow exception to the restriction, the AP/New Orleans Advocate reports.

La. gov. signs bill targeting funding for abortion providers
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Thursday signed into law a bill (HB 606) that would prevent abortion providers from receiving public funding, AP/ABC News reports.

La. Senate advances bill banning abortion based on fetal anomalies
The Louisiana Senate on Thursday voted 29-6 to approve a bill (HB 1019) that would ban abortion care sought because of a fetal anomaly or disability diagnosis, AP/ABC News reports.

New La. Planned Parenthood clinic will apply for abortion care license
Planned Parenthood intends to seek a license to provide abortion care at a new clinic in New Orleans, despite an effort by Louisiana lawmakers to cut funding for abortion providers, according to Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards, 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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