Louisiana

Louisiana | In the News

CDC issues new Zika advisory following local cases in Fla.; NIH official: Zika could 'hang around' for one to two years
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday released new guidelines that advise pregnant women to avoid a part of Miami Beach where officials have confirmed local transmission of Zika virus, the New York Times reports.

Featured blogs
"With more abortion laws blocked, have we turned a corner on access?" (Marty, Care2, 8/2); "Florida tried to shut down women's health clinics. Then Zika came along" (Liss-Schultz, Mother Jones, 8/5).

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).

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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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