Posted: Nov 18, 2010 8:33 AM by Nichole Larkey
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A third challenge to Louisiana's new abortion-clinic laws has been filed in Baton Rouge federal court.
Five abortion clinics in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Metairie and Bossier City allege in their civil suit filed Wednesday that state regulatory officials now can shut them down for any alleged violation before they can appeal that decision.
The plaintiffs claim in their lawsuit that unlike a hospital and some other licensed medical facilities, an outpatient abortion facility no longer has the right to a suspensive appeal.
The lawsuit has been assigned to U.S. District Judge James J. Brady.