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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Bill to require parents to show ID for minor to get an abortion approved by Senate Committee
Posted on 5/11/2017 2:38:00 AM.

A measure that would require the ID of a parent before a minor gets an abortion received approval from a Senate Committee. Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell says there is an abuse with the law already in place, as other adults, other than the girl’s legal guardian are signing the notarized form for a minor to get an abortion.
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Louisiana down to just three abortion clinics
Posted on 4/11/2017 5:30:00 PM.

Louisiana is down to just three abortion clinics statewide, as Bossier City Medical Suites has closed. Executive Director of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, Amy Irvin says the only remaining clinics are in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport. She says this closure will greatly impact Louisiana women seeking an abortion.
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Thousands of Louisianans in D.C. for March for Life
Posted on 1/27/2017 3:09:00 AM.

Over 2,000 Louisiana residents are in Washington D.C. along with hundreds of thousands of Americans for today’s annual March for Life. Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life Ben Clapper says there is a renewed sense of hope under a Trump administration.
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Research finds 18% decrease in abortions in Louisiana
Posted on 1/17/2017 11:24:00 AM.

New research finds there was an 18% decline in the number of abortions in Louisiana between 2011 and 2014. Guttmacher Institute researcher Rachel Jones says nationally, there was a 12% decline over the same period. She credits better use of contraceptives for the decrease in 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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Supreme Court abortion ruling gets mixed responses from public
Posted on 6/28/2016 6:16:00 AM.

People on both sides of the Texas abortion Supreme Court ruling are sounding off on the issue. The ruling overturned a law that restricted women’s access to abortion clinics. That’s according to Executive Director of the National Organization for Women in Louisiana, Angela Adkins. She hopes this paves the way for the similar law in Louisiana to be struck down.
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High court ruling on Texas abortion law could mean Louisiana is next
Posted on 6/27/2016 12:09:00 PM.

The Supreme Court struck down a Texas abortion law today, which could mean a similar Louisiana law is coming off the books as well. The law required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at hospitals, and Louisiana has similar legislation. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says the ramifications of this ruling could reach into our state.
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Abortions in Louisiana on the decline
Posted on 6/20/2016 2:09:00 AM.

The number of abortions that took place in 2015 fell 10-percent from the previous year. That’s based on numbers from the Louisiana Department of Health. Louisiana Right to Life spokesperson Ben Clapper says there were 9,300 abortions last year, a decrease of about a thousand from the previous year. He credits pregnancy resource centers for the decline.
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Legislature close to banning abortions because of genetic abnormality
Posted on 6/3/2016 3:26:00 AM.

A bill that would prohibit abortions because the fetus has a genetic abnormality moves closer to final legislative passage. Baton Rouge Sen. Dan Claitor spoke out against the legislation, even though he typically supports measures that add restrictions to abortions. He says this goes against a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion and many legislators don’t understand that.
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