9.1.14: US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law.
District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect today, but he says officials cannot penalize the doctors and clinics that sued for breaking it until after a hearing.
The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.