The Planned Parenthood Center for Choice will be able to move forward with a plan to expand access to abortion care in New Orleans.
An Ohio abortion clinic will remain open despite an almost yearlong effort by anti-choice state officials to shutter its doors, thanks to a county judge’s ruling on Friday that the state’s abortion clinic licensing laws are unconstitutional.
Republicans in the Maine legislature are pushing forward a TRAP bill that would task the state Department of Health and Human Services with creating new licensing requirements targeting abortion clinics across the state.
Only about two thirds of the state’s clinics will obtain new licenses, but most will still remain open in some form.
The Republican controlled legislature wants to make it a felony if a doctor is not in the room when RU-486 is dispensed, and create new licensing requirements for clinics that provide abortions.