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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Abortion rights supporters are applauding the decision of Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration to shelve its rewritten licensing regulations for Louisiana's abortion clinics.

But they say they're worried that the rescinding of rules that they said would shutter the state's five abortion clinics is only a temporary reprieve.

About three dozen supporters of the clinics protested at the Department of Health and Hospitals building Tuesday. They also delivered 6,000 written comments about the now-scrapped regulations, in the hopes of getting to weigh in before the next rules are written.

Late Monday night, DHH announced it was rescinding the licensing regulations it had enacted before Thanksgiving and said it would rewrite them.

DHH says it's trying to protect health and safety, while also consolidating two years of new regulations into one place.

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