Judge: Louisiana abortion law enforcement ban stands for now
BATON ROUGE - A federal judge in Baton Rouge says he won't drop his temporary order against enforcing Louisiana's latest abortion law.
Judge John deGravelles says it stands until a March 30 hearing about whether to continue the ban until there's a verdict in the case.
The new law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic.
The temporary order forbids any penalties against doctors who perform abortions while their applications for admitting privileges are pending.
DeGravelles had asked attorneys whether the decision by clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge to drop their challenge should affect his order.