5th Circ. Curbs Abortion Providers Fight Against La. Rule

Law360, New York (September 6, 2013, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit found Wednesday that abortion services provider Hope Medical Group for Women and two of its doctors do not have standing to challenge part of a Louisiana law that imposes strict liability on abortion providers for any injury caused by performing the procedure.

A three-judge panel found that the abortion providers cannot bring suit until they are first sued under the statute — Act 825, which Louisiana passed In 1997. The panel found also that the abortion providers did have standing to challenge the...
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