Appellate Court upholds Louisiana admitting privileges abortion clinic law
Posted on 9/27/2018 12:46:00 PM.

Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a Louisiana Law that would require doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. A law that included some similar language in Texas was shot down by the Supreme Court. Solicitor General Liz Murrill says Louisiana’s attempt at the law was more focused, and as a result, cleared the court challenge.

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Governor Edwards shows support for a 15-week abortion ban
Posted on 3/21/2018 7:28:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards says if a bill banning abortions after 15 weeks ends up on his desk he’ll likely sign it. Edwards made the comments during his monthly call-in radio show, “Ask the Governor." 

"It remains to be seen whether that bill will make its way through the process," said Edwards. "I would be inclined to sign it, if it hits my desk." 
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Arguments over 2016 abortion laws heard in federal court
Posted on 6/16/2017 11:30:00 AM.

Arguments were heard today in a federal courtroom over state abortion laws passed last year. The Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the laws’ constitutionality, saying they violate women’s right to an abortion. Attorney Zoe Levine says they filed a motion to dismiss 7 laws that impede women’s access to safe and legal abortions.

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New Louisiana abortion laws facing a court challenge
Posted on 7/6/2016 2:07:00 AM.

Abortion providers in Louisiana have filed suit over seven abortion laws enacted this year. The Center for Reproductive Rights brought forward the federal suit to keep the rules from taking effect on August 1. But Deanna Wallace with Louisiana Right to Life says these laws are needed, because abortion doctors refuse to consider common sense protections for the safety of women.

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Gov Edwards signs legislation to ban common second-trimester abortion procedure
Posted on 6/1/2016 11:30:00 AM.

Governor Edwards signs into law a measure that prohibits a common second trimester abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation. Louisiana Right to Life Legislative Director, Deanna Wallace, says this legislation ends a brutal practice known as dismemberment abortion, where an abortionist tears body parts from a live, unborn child.

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Abortion doctors still working to get admitting privileges
Posted on 9/30/2014 8:29:00 AM.
A federal judge receives an update today on how much progress abortion providers have made when it comes to obtaining privileges to admit patients at local hospitals. A state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges has been put on hold.

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Judge temporarily blocks enforcement of controversial abortion law
Posted on 9/1/2014 11:16:00 AM.
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The law that would require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals went into effect today, but a Louisiana judge rules officials can not enforce it yet. Abortion doctors who have started the application process can not be penalized under the order. 
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Ruling anticipated Friday on lawsuit against new abortion law
Posted on 8/28/2014 5:37:00 PM.
A federal judge is expected to rule Friday on a new law that critics of the legislation say will force Louisiana's five abortion clinics to close.
The law in question was passed by the state legislature earlier this year and it goes into effect Monday. It requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Lawsuit filed to challenge abortion law
Posted on 8/22/2014 5:30:00 PM.
A state law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a local hospital goes into a effect next Monday, but the Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the law.

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