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LA DHH Hosts Public Meeting on New Abortion Laws

State leaders could make it harder for Louisiana women to get abortions.
Baton Rouge --  (WVLA) State leaders could make it harder for Louisiana women to get abortions.

The Department of Health and Hospitals is hosting a public meeting at its headquarters downtown tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

Abortion rights advocates say the state of Louisiana is working to make it harder for women to have safe legal abortions, but some anti-abortion advocates say, the proposed changes don’t do enough.

One of the proposed changes would require women to have blood tests done 30-days prior to having an abortion.

Press Release from Louisiana DHH:

The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is rescinding its November 2013 emergency rule for outpatient abortion facilities licensing standards. The notice of intent to finalize the rule scheduled for a public hearing tomorrow, Feb. 4, has been removed from the hearing's agenda. The Department will reissue a revised rule and notice of intent at a later date. Once a new notice of intent has been filed, a new public hearing will be scheduled to receive public comments.
The public hearing will still be held for the following notices of intent:
Home and Community-Based Services Waivers - Children's Choice - Allocation of Waiver Opportunities
Home and Community-Based Services Waivers - Children's Choice - Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Extension
Inpatient Hospital Services - Small Rural Hospitals - Low Income and Needy Care Collaboration
Outpatient Hospital Services - Small Rural Hospitals - Low Income and Needy Care Collaboration
Professional Services Program - Reimbursement Methodology - Supplemental Payments
Nursing Facilities - Cost Reports and Specialized Care Reimbursement
State Children's Health Insurance Program - Prenatal Care Services

Public comment on the outpatient abortion clinic license standards notice of intent will not be taken at tomorrow's hearing.
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