Abortion Licensing Standards

BATON ROUGE, La. – An appeals court in Louisiana reversed a judgment that had found that Louisiana’s licensing standards for abortion facilities are “invalid and unenforceable.” 

A clinic challenging the standards had argued the department did not comply with rulemaking procedures because it did not fully consider public comments or adequately respond to them, but the department’s global response to the comments was permissible because “many of the comments were form letters and contained nothing substantive.”

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