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Abortion rights protestors outside Supreme Court

Politicized language contributes to confusion over Louisiana abortion ban, experts say

BY: - July 31, 2022

Court documents doctors have filed show the lack of certainty starts with the inability to agree on a definition for abortion.

State board to Louisiana doctors on abortion: Talk to a lawyer

BY: - July 28, 2022

The Louisiana State Medical board has advised the state's physicians to consult with a lawyer on what abortion care is legal (Julie O'Donoghue/Louisiana Illuminator)

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Judge denies AG Landry’s request to let abortion ban to go into effect pending appeal

BY: - July 26, 2022

A Baton Rouge judge has denied Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s request to have the state’s abortion ban go into effect pending his appeal of last week’s loss in court, meaning that abortion will stay legal in Louisiana – for now.  Judge Don Johnson of the 19th Judicial District Court granted abortion providers a preliminary […]

Protestors outside the U.S. Supreme Court

Mississippi doctors fear new abortion laws will tie their hands as patients suffer

BY: - July 23, 2022

Dr. Nina Ragunanthan wonders exactly how long she’s supposed to watch a miscarrying woman bleed before Mississippi law permits her to perform an abortion. The OB/GYN in the Delta worries that the state’s new laws — banning abortion “except in the case where necessary for the preservation of the mother’s life or where the pregnancy […]

New Orleans protest over Supreme Court overturning abortion ruling

Judge finds Louisiana abortion laws vague; enforcement still on hold

BY: - July 21, 2022

Judge Don Johnson ruled Thursday that Louisiana’s abortion laws are vague and therefore cannot be enforced. His decision puts a preliminary injunction on the state’s “trigger” law that keeps Attorney General Jeff Landry and the state health department from shutting down the state’s three abortion clinics for now. Kathaleen Pittman of Hope Medical Group for […]

Juliet Thomas, community health worker for Plan A, left, and Antoinette Roby, driver and community health worker, prepare to setup Plan A's mobile clinic in Metcalfe, Mississippi.

Mississippi mobile clinic is on front lines of reproductive, maternal health

BY: - July 21, 2022

METCALFE, Mississippi – The clinic – a box perched on wheels and painted with trees and people – sat in the gravel and grass parking lot of a burger and wings joint called VNV Sports Bar and Grill, the only restaurant in town. Choosing where to park it in this Delta town of about 1,000 […]

Jeff Landry sues ULM med school over vaccine mandate

Landry to treasurer, bond commission: Halt New Orleans financing for not enforcing abortion law

BY: - July 19, 2022

This potentially puts at jeopardy a plan to finance the construction of a new power plant for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

Volunteer escorts gather outside Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge

Restraining order blocking Louisiana abortion ban to stay in place, judge decides

BY: - July 19, 2022

A state district judge in Baton Rouge will keep a temporary restraining order in effect while the court considers whether Louisiana’s abortion ban is legal. Judge Donald Johnson issued his ruling Tuesday that prevents Attorney General Jeff Landry and the state health department from enforcing the state’s abortion prohibition. The judge extended the temporary restraining […]

Shreveport abortion clinic

Ruling on Louisiana abortion ban expected as early as Tuesday

BY: - July 18, 2022

State District Judge Don Johnson declined Monday to rule in the lawsuit challenging Louisiana's abortion ban

Shreveport abortion clinic

UPDATED: Ruling on Louisiana abortion ban expected as soon as Tuesday

BY: - July 18, 2022

State District Judge Don Johnson heard arguments Monday in the lawsuit challenging Louisiana’s abortion ban. He directed the parties involved to submit “proposed judgments” for him to consider. A temporary restraining order preventing the ban from being enforced will remain in effect pending Johnson’s decision. Johnson granted attorneys for the defendants, Attorney General Jeff Landry […]

Louisiana Supreme Court building

AG Jeff Landry’s motion in NAACP lawsuit raises curiosity in political circles

BY: - July 15, 2022

In a case that has sparked curiosity within political circles, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John Weimer can run for reelection against the wishes of the NAACP and, strangely, Attorney General Jeff Landry. U.S. District Court Judge John deGravelles, for the Middle District of Louisiana, lifted a stay that had […]

Arrest confirms Indiana abortion for Ohio 10-year-old

BY: - July 13, 2022

The arrest presumably provides the proof of the girl’s existence that Ohio Republicans have been saying they haven’t been able to find.