Judge temporarily blocks law that could close all Louisiana abortion clinics

Jonathan Kaminsky reports:

A U.S. federal judge on Sunday temporarily blocked enforcement of a Louisiana law that advocates say would likely have closed all five abortion clinics in the state.

The measure, signed into law by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in June and due to take effect Sept. 1, would require doctors who perform abortions to have patient admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their practice.

However, the judge’s ruling means that for the time being doctors can continue to perform legal abortions while seeking such privileges.

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