State won't enforce new abortion restrictions, for now
NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana officials have agreed not to enforce several new restrictions on abortion pending a judge's decision on whether to block the laws.
The restrictions include a requirement for a 72-hour waiting period for many women, and a ban on a common second-trimester procedure called dilation and evacuation. They were to take effect Aug. 1.
Two clinics and three doctors filed a July 1 lawsuit against the new laws.
In court records filed last week, the state sought more time to evaluate the lawsuit and agreed it won't enforce the restrictions until a judge decides whether to grant a preliminary injunction blocking the law. That decision is months away. Baton Rouge-based U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard Bourgeois Jr. signed an order Friday giving Louisiana until Dec. 16 to respond to the lawsuit.
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