abortion http://wwno.org en Admitting Privilege Rules for Louisiana Abortion Providers Signed into Law http://wwno.org/post/admitting-privilege-rules-louisiana-abortion-providers-signed-law <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/07/061214_AdmittingPrivilegeRulesSigned_AJwrap.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Doctors providing abortions in Louisiana will need admitting privileges at a nearby hospital according to a <a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=907056&n=HB388%20Enrolled" target="_blank">law </a>signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal&#160;Thursday.&#160;<p>Supporters of Louisiana’s new law say it’s aimed at protecting a woman in the event something goes wrong with an abortion. &#160;<p>Advocates for access say the requirements could lead to the closure of all the clinics providing abortions in Louisiana, except for two in north Louisiana whose doctors already have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.&#160;<p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:58:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 62371 at http://wwno.org Louisiana Senate Approves House Abortion-Restriction Bill http://wwno.org/post/louisiana-senate-approves-house-abortion-restriction-bill <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201405/abortionlaw.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/05/Capitol_Access_051514.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;</span>With a 34 to 3 vote, the full Senate has approved HB 388, requiring doctors who perform any abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice.<p>“There are parts of the state where there is no hospital within 30 miles, period,” protested New Orleans Senator J.P. Morrell. “That would make it impossible for there to be procedures done in rural areas.”<p> Thu, 15 May 2014 08:02:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 60747 at http://wwno.org Abortion Restrictions Advance in the House http://wwno.org/post/abortion-restrictions-advance-house <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper left" data-caption="Rep. Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe), center, and Louisiana Family Forum president Gene Mills, right." data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wrkf/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/WP_000570.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2014/03/CapitolAccess_032014.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>A bill that would impose tighter restrictions on abortion providers is headed to the House floor. Monroe Representative Katrina Jackson is the author of the measure, HB 388, which requires any doctor who performs more than five abortions annually to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of his or her practice. That rule is not just for those who perform surgical abortions, either. It’s required for doctors prescribing the so-called “abortion pill”, also known as RU-486. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:03:00 +0000 Sue Lincoln 56568 at http://wwno.org Conservatives Vow To Maintain Anti-Abortion Fight http://wwno.org/post/conservatives-vow-maintain-anti-abortion-fight In an election that highlighted the political divide over abortion, female voters turned out to be a key to victory for President Obama.<p>Public outcry over Republican Todd Akin's comments on "legitimate rape" ultimately gave Democrat Claire McCaskill a U.S. Senate victory in Missouri. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 21:29:34 +0000 Kathy Lohr 23065 at http://wwno.org Miss. Rep: Abortion Clinic Regulation Protects Women http://wwno.org/post/miss-rep-abortion-clinic-regulation-protects-women Transcript <p>MARIA HINOJOSA, HOST: <p>I'm Maria Hinojosa, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, we look at a growing trend: moms starting their own businesses. It can come with more flexibility, but there are also emotional and financial risks. We talk to a group of mom-preneurs, and that's just ahead.<p>But first, we look at a law that could effectively close Mississippi's only abortion clinic. Tomorrow, a U.S. district court will hear arguments about a law requiring doctors who perform abortions at the clinic to be state certified OB-GYNs. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:27:00 +0000 Maria Hinojosa 15426 at http://wwno.org 'Unconstitutional' Miss. Abortion Law Has To Go http://wwno.org/post/unconstitutional-miss-abortion-law-has-go Transcript <p>MARIA HINOJOSA, HOST: <p>We turn now to Nancy Northup. She's the president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, which is representing the Jackson Women's Health Organization in court. This is the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, and it might have to close its doors if a new law there is upheld. If it closes, Mississippi would be the only state with no working abortion clinic. She joins me from her office in New York City. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:27:00 +0000 Maria Hinojosa 15427 at http://wwno.org Abortion Bills Advance Through Louisiana Legislature http://wwno.org/post/abortion-bills-advance-through-louisiana-legislature <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; Two bills focused on deterring pregnant women from getting abortions have been overwhelmingly approved by two legislative health committees. One bill gives women the opportunity to listen to a fetal heartbeat before an abortion is performed. The other would ban abortion after 20 weeks post-fertilization, excepted in limited medical cases.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 May 2012 14:58:19 +0000 The Associated Press 11322 at http://wwno.org Abortion bills advance through La. Legislature http://wwno.org/post/abortion-bills-advance-through-la-legislature <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">BATON ROUGE,&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">La</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">. &mdash; Two bills focused on deterring pregnant women from getting abortions have been overwhelmingly approved by two legislative health committees.</span></p> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:43:00 +0000 The Associated Press 11274 at http://wwno.org