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Louisiana | In the News

La. Officials Publish Final Version of Revamped Abortion Clinic Regulations
Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals this week published the final version of updated licensing standards for abortion clinics, AP/ABC News reports.

La. Asks Federal Judge To Dismiss Portions of Lawsuit Over Admitting Privileges Law
A federal judge on Thursday heard a request from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) administration to dismiss parts of a lawsuit against a state admitting privileges law (Act 620), the Shreveport Times reports.

Featured Blogs
"Louisiana Women May Have To Travel Even Longer Than You Think for an Abortion," (Marty, Care 2, 3/18); "Four States That Are Actually Working To Protect Abortion Rights" (Culp-Ressler, "Think Progress," Center for American Progress, 3/19).

La. Planned Parenthood Appeals Denied Application To Provide Abortions at New Orleans Clinic
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is appealing a Louisiana department's rejection of its application to provide abortion services at a New Orleans health center that is scheduled to open later this year, the AP/WHLT reports.

La. Abortion-Rights Supporters Speak Out Against Clinic Regulations
Abortion-rights advocates on Thursday testified at a Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals hearing that the agency has gone too far in its proposed abortion regulations, the Baton Rouge Advocate 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.

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.

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.

June Medical Services, LLC v. Caldwell
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.

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.

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.

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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