Louisiana is Anti-Choice, according to NARAL

I am pleased to report that the state of Louisiana has earned a failing grade, ‘F’, from National Abortion & Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL Pro-Choice America). Here are the laws that Louisiana has to keep the lives of the unborn safe:

  1. Louisiana bans a safe abortion procedure, has an unconstitutional and unenforceable near-total criminal ban on abortion, and has a near-total criminal ban on abortion that would take effect if Roe v. Wade is overturned. rape, incest, life of mother only
  2. Louisiana law subjects women seeking abortions to biased counseling requirements and mandatory delays. 24-hour waiting period to decide NOT to kill an unborn child
  3. Louisiana prohibits certain state employees or organizations receiving state funds from referring for abortion services. except to preserve the life of the mother
  4. Louisiana law includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement. unborn child’s right to life
  5. Louisiana prohibits the use of public facilities for the performance of abortions.
  6. Louisiana allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive health services, information, or referrals. cannot be held civilly or criminally liable for not counseling for abortion
  7. Louisiana restricts low-income women’s access to abortion. prohibits public funding for abortion services
  8. Louisiana law restricts young women’s access to abortion services by mandating parental consent. minors have to get one parent’s consent, not notice
  9. Louisiana has an unconstitutional and unenforceable law mandating spousal consent before a married woman may obtain an abortion. it is a law in this state, and should be in every state
  10. Louisiana subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals. prohibits certain qualified health care professionals from performing abortions – like receptionists, janitors

And, 92% of the state’s parishes DO NOT have abortion providers. I LOVE THE SOUTH!!

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