A federal judge is expected to rule Friday on a new law that critics of the legislation say will force Louisiana's five abortion clinics to close.
The law in question was passed by the state legislature earlier this year and it goes into effect Monday. It requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
The Center for Reproductive Rights filed the court challenge last week, claiming not enough time was given for doctors to get responses from hospitals.
A hearing on a request to temporarily block enforcement of the law was held Thursday and the judge asked both sides to try come to an agreement, before he issued a ruling.