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Louisiana

Public Facilities Restriction

No public funds may be used to provide facilities for abortion care, except in cases where the procedure is necessary to preserve the woman's life or the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest reported by the woman to a law-enforcement official unless her physician certifies that she is too incapacitated to report the crime.  La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 40:1299.34.5 (Enacted 1978), § 40:1299.35.7 (Enacted 1994).

The statute also provides that if the federal requirement that the state fund abortion under Medicaid in cases of rape and incest no longer applies, no public funds may be used for, to assist in, or to provide facilities for abortion services except in cases of life endangerment.  La. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 40:1299.34.5 (Enacted 1978; Last Amended 1994).


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