Landry said that previous efforts by June Medical Services, LLC to keep documents sealed was an "affront to the First Amendment."
He alleged that the abortion clinics were fighting for deregulation even as they were violating health and safety standards.
Landry said the federal court's decision was "a victory for transparency and public safety," and said that he will continue to safeguard women's health in the state.
Louisiana enacted stricter regulations on abortion records in 2018 and again in 2019. The state increased penalties for the falsification of records at abortion clinics, and required clinics to retain the medical records of women for a longer period of time.
Safety standards at abortion clinics were also the subject of court battles after the 2014 admitting privileges law went into effect.
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Pro-abortion groups challenged the law, alleging that it would pose an "undue burden" on women having abortions.
Meanwhile, the state argued before the Supreme Court that there were documented instances of safety violations at the clinics that necessitated the law's regulations. In one case, an abortionist testified that he transferred four women to a hospital for abortion-related hemorrhaging, Louisiana Solicitor General Elizabeth Murrill told Supreme Court justices at the March, 2020 oral arguments.
The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the law in 2019, finding that only one doctor was unable to obtain admitting privileges and that other abortionists had not made a good-faith effort to comply with the law.