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Louisiana | In the News

Featured Blogs
"Anti-Choice Protests Target New Orleans Clinics, Homes, Churches" (Wilson, RH Reality Check, 7/24) and "Number of Texas Women Living 200 Miles From an Abortion Clinic Has Jumped by 2,800 Percent" (Culp-Ressler, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 7/23).

La. Gov. Signs Bill Mandating Care for Brain-Dead Pregnant Women
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has signed into law a bill (HB 1274) that requires physicians to continue medical support for brain-dead pregnant women until childbirth, WWNO reports.

La. Gov. Signs Bill Restricting Sex Education
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) has signed into law (HB 305) a bill that would restrict sex education in the state, Reuters reports.

La. Bill Requiring 'Age-Appropriate' Sex Ed Fails for Third Year
A Louisiana bill (HB 369) that would have required public schools to offer sex education failed 3-10 in the state House Education Committee, the Baton Rouge Advocate reports.

Featured Blog
"Louisiana Proposes Using Brain-Dead Women as Incubators" (Smith, Care2, 6/16).

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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. 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.

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.

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.

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