Challenge to law which expands the State’s authority to suspend or revoke the licenses of outpatient abortion facilities, thus restricting access to care for Louisiana women. In February, 2011, the U.S. District Court dismissed plaintiff's case as not ripe. Current Status: In August 2012, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court decision. (See the law here. See the district court opinion here. See the Fifth Circuit opinion here.)
Repro Health Watch — an exciting new edition of the Women’s Health Policy Report — compiles and distributes media coverage of proposed and enacted state laws and ballot initiatives affecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, as well as litigation in response to those provisions.