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Friday, 19 August 2022 07:25 GMT

After Roe v. Wade, Louisiana clinic is challenging 'trigger' abortion prohibition


(MENAFN) A health facility in Louisiana has launched a lawsuit to repeal abortion rules that went into effect after the United States Supreme Court reversed the historic Roe v Wade abortion verdict last week.

Louisiana is one of 13 states that have "trigger laws" in place to prohibit or severely restrict abortions after Roe v. Wade, which established a national right to the practice, is reversed.

Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, one of Louisiana's three abortion facilities, said in court documents on Monday that it was not contesting the state's authority to restrict abortion after the Supreme Court ruling on Friday.

It contended that Louisiana was not free to do so in a way that violated the state's due process rights, and that the state's trigger restrictions “lack constitutionally required safeguards to prevent arbitrary enforcement”.

“Seeking reproductive care is already difficult in the US, and especially in Louisiana. Now, as state governments are trying to ban abortion throughout the country, including in Louisiana, my heart is with our patients whose entire lives and future may change based on the next few days,” stated Kathaleen Pittman, administrator at Hope Medical Group for Women.

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