Choices Again Narrow As Ban on Abortion Will Soon Be Back in Place

July 31, 2022

In his ongoing quest to ensure Louisiana women do not have access to safe abortions, Attorney General Jeff Landry convinced a three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal to reinstate the “trigger ban” on abortions on July 29. The ban is expected to take effect almost immediately. The abortion clinics and doctors who are the plaintiffs in the case also have the option to mount an appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court. Attorneys for the abortion providers were disappointed that the court did not allow them to file opposition to Landry’s motion.

How Anti-Abortion Activists Capitalized on COVID-19

March 3, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, anti-abortion activists and state legislatures have used COVID as a way to ban abortions across the country, including here in Louisiana. Many states who had been fighting to overturn Roe vs Wade were quick to close abortion clinics as nonessential during coronavirus shutdowns, even though abortion is considered healthcare.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions in 5-4 Decision

June 29, 2020

In an historic re-affirmation of precedent, the United States Supreme Court held that Louisiana’s admitting privileges law for abortion providers was unconstitutional today.  In this case, captioned June Medical Services LLC v. Russo, the justices were split 5-4, with Chief Justice Roberts siding with the majority. The impact of this decision for Louisiana is that […]

Senators Cassidy and Kennedy Attempt to Further Limit Legal Abortion Nationwide

February 12, 2020

Earlier this month, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) introduced the Teleabortion Prevention Act of 2020. If made law, this act would make it a federal crime for healthcare providers to prescribe the chemical abortion pill without being physically present with the patient, being present during the procedure, and scheduling a follow-up visit. Cosponsors of the bill […]

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