abortion

WRKF
3:53 am
Fri May 15, 2015

House Votes to Ban Sex-Selective Abortion

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 9:57 am

A bill prohibiting abortions based on the baby's sex was approved by Louisiana's full House Thursday. The bill's author, Houma Rep. Lenar Whitney explained why she brought the bill.

"The practice of sex-selection abortion has made its way from the Asian nations to inside our borders here in the United States," Whitney said.

Whitney said those cultures prefer boys over girls, and this is about protecting mothers and their potential daughters. "In high Asian immigrant populations, many of these women were coerced into abortions and threatened by divorce and violence if they did not bear sons."

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Latest News
7:51 am
Thu February 12, 2015

Planned Parenthood Appealing Decision Blocking Abortion Services At New Orleans Clinic

Planned Parenthood is appealing a state decision blocking abortion services at a New Orleans clinic under construction. The process could ultimately land in court.

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WRKF
3:01 am
Fri January 30, 2015

DHH Gets Earful on Abortion Clinic Rules

Medical students attend DHH hearing to speak against new abortion clinic rules

Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals held a public hearing Thursday, accepting comments on proposed regulations for licensing abortion clinics. No one spoke in favor of the new rules; instead, all the comments were in opposition.


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Latest News
4:37 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

US Appeals Court In New Orleans Hearing Arguments On Texas Abortion Restrictions

A federal appeals court in New Orleans heard arguments on Wednesday about the constitutionality of a Texas abortion law.

The arguments were before a three-judge panel of the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals, concerning Texas House Bill 2 — a broad package of abortion legislation passed in Texas in 2013. The new rules require abortion clinics to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical centers.

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Latest News
7:32 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Texas Abortion Appeal Set For Hearing In New Orleans

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans is hearing two Texas cases that are drawing local and national attention. One later Wednesday involves restrictions on abortion clinics, and another set for a hearing Friday involving same-sex marriage.

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Science & Health
10:00 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Federal Appeals Court In New Orleans Considering Review Of Restrictive Texas Abortion Laws

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is considering an appeal of Texas laws restricting access to abortions.

Covering the story for Houston Public Radio is health and science reporter Carrie Feibel.

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Latest News
7:32 am
Tue September 2, 2014

State Putting Abortion Restrictions On Hold

The Louisiana health department says it will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law.

U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a temporary restraining order late Sunday, blocking enforcement of a new law that took effect yesterday.

The law requires doctors at all five abortion clinics in Louisiana to obtain privileges to admit patients to a local hospital.

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Latest News
7:04 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Federal Judge Blocks Restrictive Louisiana Abortion Law

A federal judge has blocked a restrictive abortion law from taking effect in Louisiana. At issue is the requirement that doctors providing abortions to have admitting privileges at area hospitals.

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WRKF
3:56 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Abortion Providers Face Looming Deadline for Admitting Privileges

Originally published on Thu August 14, 2014 6:47 am

A new law that could close every abortion clinic in south Louisiana goes into effect in less than three weeks, on Sept. 1. Clinics in Baton Rouge and New Orleans are fighting to stay open. 


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7:44 am
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.

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