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Legislator says La. abortion law not in jeopardy

9 months ago July 29, 2014 Jul 29, 2014 Tuesday, July 29 2014 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 3:47:26 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - The sponsor of a Louisiana law that requires doctors that perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges doesn't believe the provision is in jeopardy after a federal appeals court struck down a similar Mississippi law.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voted 2-1 Tuesday to overturn Mississippi's 2012 law, which would have shuttered the state's only abortion clinic. The judges said every state must guarantee the right to an abortion.

Louisiana's law, sponsored by Monroe Rep. Katrina Jackson, takes effect Sept. 1.

Jackson, a Democrat, says she's not concerned that Louisiana's law will be struck down if a lawsuit is filed, even though appeals would go through the same court. She says two Louisiana abortion clinics have a doctor with admitting privileges, so the law won't close every clinic.

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