NEW ORLEANS (Good Medical) – The most recent family planning complaint, alleging that Louisiana officials were violating federal law by delaying the processing of the health agency's application to obtain a license to abortion in New Orleans:


Officials in Louisiana told a New Orleans federal court of appeal that a lawsuit filed against the state by Planned Parenthood was to be dismissed.

The women's health organization says the state has violated federal law by delaying its application for an abortion license in Louisiana. The application was filed in September 2016.

A federal judge in Baton Rouge rejected a state petition seeking to dismiss the complaint.

Wednesday, the 5th court of appeal of the American circuit heard his arguments.

The lawsuit accuses the health department of resorting to "fake" investigations to delay the license.

State prosecutors have stated that legitimate national and federal family planning surveys deserve to be examined. And they say the lawsuit asks federal judges to wrongly decide on an issue of state.

We do not know when the Court of Appeal will decide.



A fight for access to abortion in New Orleans is taking place in front of a federal court of appeal.

Louisiana officials demand the dismissal of a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood. The women's health organization has been seeking a license to perform abortions at a new facility in New Orleans since September 2016. Planned Parenthood affiliates filed a lawsuit last February, accusing the state of illegally delaying the practice. granting a license.

A federal judge in Baton Rouge rejected the state's petition to dismiss this lawsuit.

On Wednesday, the US Court of Appeals 5th Circuit hears arguments as the state continues its efforts to dismiss the case.

The lawsuit charges the health department under Governor John Bel Edwards – an anti-abortion democrat – to use "fake" investigations to delay the licensing.