Editor’s note. The following update comes from Louisiana Right to Life, NRLC’s state affiliate. Last week, seven months after a six-day trial that included testimony from both the plaintiffs of the abortion industry and the defendants from the state of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals, U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued his ruling regarding …Continue reading "Judge Stops State’s Enforcement of HB 388"
Louisiana Right to Life Believes Logic of 5th Circuit Should Succeed in the End Baton Rouge, LA–Today, after six full days of testimony, Judge John deGravelles of the Middle Federal District Court in Baton Rouge brought the trial regarding Louisiana’s 2014 HB 388 / Act 620 to a close. The six days included testimony from …Continue reading "Louisiana Federal Court Case Adjourns in Baton Rouge"
But judge extends period for abortionists’ pending hospital applications, allowing most abortion facilities to remain open U.S. Federal District Court Judge John deGravelles issued a limited temporary restraining order August 31, allowing abortion physicians who are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state who have pending admitting privileges applications at hospitals to continue performing …Continue reading "Louisiana’s Admitting Privilege Law Goes Into Effect"
But Judge extends period for abortionists’ pending hospital applications, allowing most abortion facilities to remain open By Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director, Louisiana Right to Life Late Sunday night, U.S. Federal District Court Judge John deGravelles in Baton Rouge issued a “limited” temporary restraining order on HB 388 (now referred to as Act 620), the …Continue reading "Admitting Privilege Law (HB 388) Takes Effect in Louisiana"
By Dave Andrusko As the final post of the day, a quick update on the pro-abortion challenge to Louisiana’s H.B. 388 authored by State Rep. Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe), known as the “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act.” HB 388, which is now law and scheduled to go into effect September 1, will ensure that women who …Continue reading "Abortion Clinics ask Judge to “freeze” implementation of Louisiana’s “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act”"
By Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director, Louisiana Right to Life The 2014 legislative session was a huge success for Louisiana women and unborn babies! To put the finishing touches on this year’s pro-life legislation, Governor Jindal will hold a signing ceremony this Thursday in Monroe, the home of Representatives Katrina Jackson and Frank Hoffman. At …Continue reading "Louisiana Pro-Life Gov. Jindal to sign pro-life bills Thursday"
The Unsafe Abortion Protection Act Awaits Governor Jindal’s Signature On Wednesday, HB 388, passed final concurrence through the Louisiana House of Representatives. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, explained what happened during the vote: “In an epic and unprecedented move, Rep. Katrina Jackson asked all co-authors to stand beside her as …Continue reading "H.B. 388 Passes Final Vote in LA House "
By Dave Andrusko Hats off to Louisiana Right to Life. On Wednesday the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee unanimously passed the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, authored by state Representative Katrina Jackson. The legislation now moves on to the full Senate. The vote comes five weeks after the House overwhelmingly approved HB 388 by …Continue reading "“Unsafe Abortion Protection Act” on its way to Louisiana Senate"