Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor Bobby Jindal (R) is anti-choice.
- The Louisiana House is anti-choice.
- The Louisiana Senate is anti-choice.
Louisiana has criminal bans on abortion and has a near-total criminal ban on abortion that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay
Louisiana law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
Counseling Ban/Gag Rule
Louisiana prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from referring for abortion services.
Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Louisiana has a "Choose Life" license-plate program, funds CPCs directly, and refers women to CPCs.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
Louisiana restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
Other Anti-Choice Law
Louisiana law includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement.
Public Facilities Restriction
Louisiana prohibits the use of public facilities for abortion services.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Louisiana allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Louisiana restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Louisiana law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Louisiana subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning
Louisiana provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
OTHER RELEVANT LAWS
Post-Viability Abortion Restriction
Louisiana restricts post-viability abortion.