Most women in Louisiana will have to wait three days to get an abortion under House Bill 386 which made it over its final legislative hurdle on Wednesday when the Louisiana House, as expected, approved minor wording changes to the bill. The bill will now go to the Governor for his signature.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2016
Louisiana Senate Decides to Triple the Waiting Period for Abortion
Reproductive health advocates express disappointment with the vote
New Orleans, LA (May 3, 2016) – The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom expressed serious disappointment that the Louisiana Senate voted today 34-4 to impose an unnecessary, burdensome obstacle in the path of women seeking abortions.
This week several pieces of legislation worked their way through the legislature.
Reproductive health advocates warn these efforts impose dangerous obstacles for women
New Orleans, LA (April 20, 2016) – The Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom expressed serious concerns about a slew of bills being considered by the House Health and Welfare Committee today.
A new Louisiana law would triple the mandatory waiting time that women have to endure while seeking an abortion.
After hearing arguments about exempting religious non-profits from providing insurance coverage that includes birth control last week, the Supreme Court asked for new proposals from both sides about how to protect religious freedom while preserving coverage for female employees under the Affordable Care Act.