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Louisiana | In the News

Featured Blogs
"South Carolina Mom Shows Homophobic Sex Education Isn't a Thing of the Past" (Kempner, RH Reality Check, 10/5); "Republican Legislators Coming for Universities After Planned Parenthood" (Mathews, Care2, 10/5); "Planned Parenthood Clinics Targeted With Vandalism and Arson in the Wake of Released Videos" (Zielinski, "ThinkProgress," Center for American Progress, 10/2); "The Institutionalization of Abortion Stigma: What Care at an Ambulatory Surgical Center Can Look Like" (Mukherjee, RH Reality Check, 10/2); "The Supreme Court's Many Opportunities To Stand Up for Reproductive Health This Year" (Easter, "Womenstake," National Women's Law Center, 10/2).

La. Bolsters Planned Parenthood Defunding Efforts
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) administration on Friday said it will move to end its Medicaid provider agreement with Planned Parenthood "for cause" rather than continuing its effort to cut the organization's Medicaid funding without providing a reason, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

Judge Delays La. Medicaid Funding Decision; Demand for Health Care in La. Shows Need for Planned Parenthood
A federal judge on Wednesday postponed Louisiana's decision to end Planned Parenthood's Medicaid contracts until Sept. 15 and questioned the reasoning behind the state's actions, Bloomberg News/Los Angeles Times reports.

States Targeting Abortion Rights Borrow Tactics from Texas
While antiabortion-rights efforts at the national level recently have focused on defunding Planned Parenthood, "the real fight is at the state level," where several states are working to impose restrictions similar to an antiabortion-rights law (HB 2) in Texas, the New York Times' "The Upshot" reports.

Featured Blogs
"A Judge Just Handed Abortion Supporters a Huge Win in the Deep South," (Andrews, Mother Jones, 8/18); "GOP Lawmakers Cut Planned Parenthood's Medicaid Funds, Despite Federal Warning," (Wilson, RH Reality Check, 8/17).

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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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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