By Melidna Deslatte
“A group of abortion clinics dropped its challenge of a Louisiana abortion law that requires ultrasound exams for all women getting abortions, after working out an agreement with the state health department.
Another portion of the lawsuit will continue, however, challenging a new state law that bars medical malpractice coverage for doctors who perform elective abortions, said Stephanie Toti, an attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, which filed the lawsuit for the clinics.
Toti said the clinics aren’t challenging the general ultrasound requirement because they all provide ultrasounds on site as a standard practice.
‘They think it’s bad public policy in general, but in this particular case for the time being it’s not requiring them to alter their practice in any way,’ she said.”