abortion http://wrkf.org en Admitting Privilege Rules for Louisiana Abortion Providers Signed into Law http://wrkf.org/post/admitting-privilege-rules-louisiana-abortion-providers-signed-law <p></p><p>Doctors providing abortions in Louisiana will need admitting privileges at a nearby hospital according to a <a href="http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=907056&amp;n=HB388%20Enrolled" target="_blank">law </a>signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal&nbsp;Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p>Supporters of Louisiana’s new law say it’s aimed at protecting a woman in the event something goes wrong with an abortion. &nbsp;</p><p>Advocates for access say the requirements could lead to the closure of all the clinics providing abortions in Louisiana, except for two in north Louisiana whose doctors already have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:55:23 +0000 Amy Jeffries 27913 at http://wrkf.org Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open http://wrkf.org/post/mississippis-lone-abortion-clinic-fights-remain-open Mississippi's only abortion clinic is fighting to remain open in the face of ever-tightening state regulations. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans hears arguments Monday in a dispute over a state law that requires abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges.<p>The bright pink Jackson Women's Health Organization, located in an art deco section of Jackson minutes from the Mississippi state Capitol, has long been a flashpoint in the abortion debate. Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:15:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 25815 at http://wrkf.org Mississippi's Lone Abortion Clinic Fights To Remain Open Insight: Louisiana's Abortion Rules, Execution Method in Limbo http://wrkf.org/post/insight-louisianas-abortion-rules-execution-method-limbo <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-245fe582-0c41-7f0b-5ce3-e02a92844ad8" style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">There were developments related to two hot-button issues this week in Louisiana: abortion and the death penalty. </span></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 12:25:16 +0000 Amy Jeffries & Melinda Deslatte 22271 at http://wrkf.org Abortions Reportedly Drop To Lowest Rate Since 1970s http://wrkf.org/post/abortions-reportedly-drop-lowest-rate-1970s Abortions in the U.S. resumed their downward trend between 2008 and 2011, according to a new study. But its authors say the recent surge of state laws intended to restrict the procedure is likely not the reason.<p>Both the abortion rate and the number of abortions (just under 1.1 million) fell 13 percent, <a href="http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/psrh.46e0414.pdf">according to the Guttmacher Institute</a>, the reproductive health think tank that's been doing the <a href="http://www.wbur.org/npr/18195345">periodic survey</a> of abortion providers since the 1970s. Sun, 02 Feb 2014 22:45:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 22061 at http://wrkf.org Pope Calls Abortion Evidence Of 'The Throwaway Culture' http://wrkf.org/post/pope-calls-abortion-evidence-throwaway-culture Pope Francis, criticized by some conservative Catholics as not speaking out forcefully against abortion, said Monday that the practice is "horrific" and evidence of "the throwaway culture."<p>In an annual speech known as the pontiff's "State of the World" address, Francis told diplomats and journalists gathered at the Holy See that it "is horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day."<p>Hunger, he said, is a threat to world peace, noting that food, like human life, is being discarded as unnecessary.<p>"We cannot be indifferent to thos Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:52:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 21218 at http://wrkf.org Pope Calls Abortion Evidence Of 'The Throwaway Culture' Which Plans Cover Abortion? No Answers On HealthCare.gov http://wrkf.org/post/which-plans-cover-abortion-no-answers-healthcaregov As if the rollout of the federal health law didn't have enough problems, abortion is back in the spotlight.<p>How the various health plans in the exchanges would or would not pay for abortion was one of the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126000118">very last issues settled</a> before the bill was passed in 2010. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 07:16:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 18226 at http://wrkf.org Which Plans Cover Abortion? No Answers On HealthCare.gov