DHH rescinds new La. abortion rules - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

DHH rescinds new La. abortion rules

MELINDA DESLATTE
Associated Press
    
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration is scrapping its rewritten licensing regulations for Louisiana's abortion clinics.
    
Abortion rights supporters had said the new rules would force all five of the state's abortion clinics to shut down.
    
The Department of Health and Hospitals said late Monday it would rewrite the regulation on a later date. DHH had planned a Tuesday hearing about the proposed standards, but had faced loud criticism for the new requirements.
    
Ellie Schilling, a New Orleans lawyer advising the state's abortion clinics, says DHH added new paperwork filings, larger size mandates and increased staffing requirements and also eliminated certain appeal rights.
    
She says that seems aimed at making it impossible for clinics to comply with the rules.
    
DHH initially said the rules were designed to protect women's health and safety.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Saints win overtime thriller, extend win streak to 8 games

    Saints win overtime thriller, extend win streak to 8 games

    Mark Ingram scored on a 36-yard run in the first half. Source: Mark LaGrangeMark Ingram scored on a 36-yard run in the first half. Source: Mark LaGrange
    The Saints trailed 31-16 late in the fourth quarter, but the Black and Gold scored 18 unanswered points in the fourth and overtime, giving the squad a 34-31 triumph. The Saints (8-2) win streak extends to eight games after beating Washington. Wil Lutz 28-yard field goal in overtime was the winner for the Saints. Mark Ingram scored the only touchdown for the Saints in the first half, on a 36-yard run, tying the game at 10-10. Drew Brees accounted for two touchdown passes against Was...more>>
    The Saints trailed 31-16 late in the fourth quarter, but the Black and Gold scored 18 unanswered points in the fourth and overtime, giving the squad a 34-31 triumph. The Saints (8-2) win streak extends to eight games after beating Washington. Wil Lutz 28-yard field goal in overtime was the winner for the Saints. Mark Ingram scored the only touchdown for the Saints in the first half, on a 36-yard run, tying the game at 10-10. Drew Brees accounted for two touchdown passes against Was...more>>
  • Saints defense struggling to find answers for Washington in 1st half

    Saints defense struggling to find answers for Washington in 1st half

    Mark Ingram scored the Saints only TD of the first half. Source: Mark LaGrangeMark Ingram scored the Saints only TD of the first half. Source: Mark LaGrange

    Washington shredded the Saints defense to the tune of two touchdowns in the first half, giving the D.C. squad a 17-13 advantage.  Kirk Cousins found Chris Thompson for the first touchdown of the contest from 16 yards. In the second quarter, Samaje Perine punched in a score from 1-yard out. The Saints only touchdown of the first half came on a Mark Ingram 36-yard run, tying the game at 10-10. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

    more>>

    Washington shredded the Saints defense to the tune of two touchdowns in the first half, giving the D.C. squad a 17-13 advantage.  Kirk Cousins found Chris Thompson for the first touchdown of the contest from 16 yards. In the second quarter, Samaje Perine punched in a score from 1-yard out. The Saints only touchdown of the first half came on a Mark Ingram 36-yard run, tying the game at 10-10. Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

    more>>
  • Nicholls St. gets call to FCS Tournament

    97 players on the Nicholls roster hail from Louisiana. Source: Misty Leigh McElroy97 players on the Nicholls roster hail from Louisiana. Source: Misty Leigh McElroy

    It's a bad news, good news story for the Nicholls St. Colonels. They lost their River Bell Classic battle Thursday night against Southeastern. But, they won the war and got in to the FCS Playoffs anyway.

    more>>

    It's a bad news, good news story for the Nicholls St. Colonels. They lost their River Bell Classic battle Thursday night against Southeastern. But, they won the war and got in to the FCS Playoffs anyway.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly