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Clinic’s closure leaves 3 abortion providers in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The closure of an abortion clinic in northwestern Louisiana leaves just three other such clinics in the state.

The Bossier City Medical Suite’s phone number was no longer in service Tuesday and the website was down. State business records show the company’s officers are the same Texas-based principals of Causeway Medical Suite, a suburban New Orleans facility that closed last year. They could not be reached for comment.

The closures come as abortion restrictions imposed by the Legislature force clinics to fight costly legal battles. Currently, abortion providers in Louisiana are fighting restrictions including a requirement for a 72-hour waiting period for many women, and a ban on a common second-trimester procedure called dilation and evacuation.

Louisiana’s remaining clinics are in Shreveport, Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

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