All three abortion clinics in Louisiana have plans to leave the state after the Louisiana Supreme Court rejected the most recent appeal from abortion providers in a case challenging the state's trigger law, which outlaws the procedure. The relocations will leave Louisiana without an abortion clinic for the first time in nearly 50 years.
Hope Medical Group for Women, the Shreveport clinic that served as a plaintiff in the lawsuit, will be "rehomed" to an "abortion-friendly" state, according to a GoFundMe started by supporters.
The move will allow the clinic to provide abortion care to “women in Louisiana and throughout the South,” according to the fundraising page. The funds will be used to renovate a new location and relocate equipment and staff.