Dobbs

Link to wwno.org With Louisiana abortion law in limbo, these groups are giving out Plan B for free 

Reproductive health advocates are working to make sure people know the option is still here, and are trying to make it easier to get — an effort they see as especially urgent in the post-Roe world.

But they worry that emboldened anti-abortion legislators may come for it next, especially because of a longstanding misconception that the pill may cause abortions.

Source: WWNO

Link to theadvocate.com Judge sides with Louisiana clinics in fight over ban, keeping abortion access alive for now

Nineteenth Judicial District Judge Don Johnson ruled Thursday in favor of abortion providers who sued the state, arguing the state’s laws banning abortions at all points in pregnancy are too vague.

He granted a preliminary injunction blocking the ban. The decision marks a win for abortion rights advocates, who have fought to keep abortion clinics open through the legal challenge.

Source: The Advocate

Link to theadvertiser.com The South led the way on abortion bans. Is the adoption system ready?

Southern states have led the charge in overturning abortion rights. But many of these states have also seen some of the highest rates of maternal deaths and child poverty.

From 2012-2016, Louisiana had the highest maternal mortality rate in the U.S. with 58.9 deaths per 100,000 births, followed by Georgia with 48.4 deaths, according to a 2018 USA TODAY investigation analyzing state health data.

Source: USA Today

Link to lailluminator.com Louisiana abortion ban in effect after judge moves case

“If you don’t like the laws of the states, you can move to one under which you like,” AG Jeff Landry told reporters after the decision. “That’s the greatness of America.”

A Orleans Parish judge has removed a temporary order blocking Louisiana’s ban on nearly all abortions from taking effect while moving a lawsuit that challenges the state’s abortion law to Baton Rouge. Judge Ethel Julien’s decision effectively closes the three clinics in Louisiana that provide abortion services.

Source: Louisiana Illuminator