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New Method for Rolling Back Our Rights

A crop of dangerous new laws threaten equality and could block women's access to basic health care. Louisiana is the latest state to add one to the books.

Grade

Louisiana's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

92 percent of Louisiana counties have no abortion clinic

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Bobby Jindal (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Louisiana House is anti-choice.
  • The Louisiana Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Bans

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.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Louisiana law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Louisiana prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from referring for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Louisiana funds CPCs directly, refers women to CPCs, and has a "Choose Life" license-plate program.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Louisiana restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Public Facilities Restriction

Louisiana prohibits the use of public facilities for abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Louisiana allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Louisiana restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Louisiana law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Louisiana subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Louisiana provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Louisiana restricts post-viability abortion.
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