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Judge Temporarily Blocks Law That Could Close All Louisiana Abortion Clinics

posted on September 2, 2014

Jonathan Kaminsky of Reuters reports, “A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state.” Abortion rights advocates applauded the judge’s ruling against the measure, which requires doctor to have admitting privileges within 30 miles of their practice. Nancy Northup, president and chief executive of the Center for Reproductive Rights said, “Today’s ruling ensures Louisiana women are safe from an underhanded law that seeks to strip them of their health and rights.”

Read at Reuters