230 PM LRN News

A bill requiring Louisiana abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a local hospital will not go into effect due to a ruling this morning by the US Supreme Court, who deemed it unconstitutional. Monroe Senator and Democrat Katrina Jackson authored the 2014 legislation and says the nation’s highest court struck down a law that would have protected the health of a pregnant woman

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The Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport and the Baton Rouge Delta Clinic would have closed if Louisiana’s admitting privileges law went into effect. Director of the Hope Medical Group Kathleen Pittman says the closing of additional clinics would have been a hardship for low-income pregnant women…

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Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberals on the Court for the 5-4 decision. 

The state health department reported 845 new COVID-19 cases today as the state surpasses 57,000 cases.

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Governor Edwards says he will consider a New Orleans lawmaker’s request to place regulations on visitors to Louisiana entering from COVID hotspots, but says his public health experts haven’t said it is necessary.


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