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'Travesty' vs. 'Wonderful development:' Opinions differ on closing of Bossier abortion clinic
Shreveport Times

'Travesty' vs. 'Wonderful development:' Opinions differ on closing of Bossier abortion clinic

Shreveport Times - April 12, 2017

Bossier City Medical Suite, one of four remaining abortion providers in Louisiana, has closed, according to the executive director of the Louisiana Right ...


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Louisiana sets new restriction for minors seeking abortion
WAFB.com, Louisiana - June 18, 2017

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has agreed to toughen requirements for parental consent when a minor seeks an abortion.Current law requires a notarized statement from a legal guardian of an unmarried girl younger than 18 before a doctor can perform an ab


Abortion in Louisiana: See existing and proposed laws
NOLA.com, Louisiana - May 10, 2017

The 2017 Louisiana legislative session is shorter than last year’s and more tightly focused on fiscal matters, meaning fewer bills on social issues, including abortion access. That said, two lawmakers have proposed bills this spring that would place limits on ...


Letter to the editor: Evictionism is the third viewpoint on abortion
Maroon, Louisiana - March 28, 2017

Both the anti-abortion argument and the argument for abortion rights in last week’s issue of the Maroon get something wrong — they don’t look at the property rights involved in abortion.Although correct conclusions can sometimes be gotten from shoddy fou


John Bel Edwards, Jeff Landry come to compromise on abortion lawsuits, Medicaid fraud funding
NOLA.com, Louisiana - October 3, 2016

Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards and Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry says they have reached an agreement on how to fund the defense of the state's abortion restrictions as well efforts to combat Medicaid fraud.


Language added to abortion restriction bill moots its aim
KATC Lafayette News, Louisiana - June 6, 2016

The governor has signed a ban on the second-trimester abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation, a bill that will force women to wait 72 hours before getting an abortion and a measure that will toughen the criteria for doctors who perform abortions. The ...


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