5th Circuit Hears Planned Parenthood’s License Appeal

Planned Parenthood has not followed the necessary steps to apply for a license to perform abortions at a New Orleans clinic so a federal lawsuit it filed alleging the state has delayed unnecessarily should be dismissed, a state attorney told a panel of three Fifth Circuit judges Wednesday.

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Planned Parenthood Seeks to Block Idaho Abortion Law

The largest provider of reproductive health services in Idaho claimed in federal court Tuesday that a new Idaho law violates privacy of women seeking abortions and presents an onerous burden on medical practitioners and health care facilities that are required to report direct or indirect complications even when they might not be a result of the abortion procedure.

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