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Wed July 30, 2014
Louisiana Abortion Law May Not Be Affected By Appeals Court Ruling
The sponsor of a Louisiana law restricting abortions doesn’t believe it’s in jeopardy, despite a federal appeals court striking down a similar law in Mississippi.
The legislation requires doctors performing abortions to have hospital admitting privileges.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 yesterday to overturn Mississippi's 2012 law, which would have closed the state's only abortion clinic.
The judges said every state must guarantee the right to an abortion.
Louisiana's law, sponsored by Monroe Democratic Representative Katrina Jackson, takes effect September first.
Jackson says two Louisiana abortion clinics have a doctor with admitting privileges, so the law won't close every clinic.