La, Miss abortion laws similar to overturned Texas law
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana Right to Life says the Supreme Court's ruling on a Texas abortion law may indicate trouble ahead for a similar Louisiana law.
Legislative Director Deanna Wallace says Monday's decision doesn't invalidate Louisiana's law requiring doctors who perform abortions to be able to admit patients to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic. But she says it "does not predict a favorable forecast for its future."
State Attorney General Jeff Landry says Louisiana's law differs from the Texas law, and the Supreme Court ruling was heavily based on facts in Texas.
The Center for Reproductive Rights represents clinics in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, which also has a similar law. A news release says the decision is consistent with rulings which found the measures likely unconstitutional in those states.
It says clinics in Louisiana and Mississippi will remain open while the litigation continues.