BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A federal appeals court halted a ruling against a controversial Louisiana abortion law Wednesday.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stopped a federal judge's ruling that threw out a law requiring abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
The state appealed after U.S. District Judge John deGravelles in Baton Rouge issued an injunction last month stopping the law and allowing the state's abortion clinics to stay open.
Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday's ruling will keep the law on the books while the appeals process moves forward.
Opponents claim this decision will cause four of the state's five clinics to shut down overnight.