By Louisiana Right to Life Editor’s note. Since this was written, the Center for Reproductive Rights has asked that the full Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rehear the case. Wednesday, Sept. 26 was a big day for Louisiana in its efforts to protect women’s health as a three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit …Continue reading "5th Circuit Upholds Louisiana’s 2014 Unsafe Abortion Protection Act"
The Unsafe Abortion Protection Act Awaits Governor Jindal’s Signature On Wednesday, HB 388, passed final concurrence through the Louisiana House of Representatives. Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, explained what happened during the vote: “In an epic and unprecedented move, Rep. Katrina Jackson asked all co-authors to stand beside her as …Continue reading "H.B. 388 Passes Final Vote in LA House "
By Dave Andrusko Hats off to Louisiana Right to Life. On Wednesday the Louisiana Senate Health and Welfare Committee unanimously passed the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, authored by state Representative Katrina Jackson. The legislation now moves on to the full Senate. The vote comes five weeks after the House overwhelmingly approved HB 388 by …Continue reading "“Unsafe Abortion Protection Act” on its way to Louisiana Senate"
By Dave Andrusko Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act easily cleared another hurtle Monday when the state House of Representatives approved HB 388 by an overwhelming vote of 85-6. The bill now heads to the Senate. “We are thrilled that the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelming passed HB388 to protect the health and safety of …Continue reading "Louisiana’s Unsafe Abortion Protection Act easily passes House, on to Senate"
The Unsafe Abortion Protection Act Now Heads to House Floor On Wednesday, HB388, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, passed unanimously from the House Health and Welfare Committee. Testifying on behalf of HB 388 with Representative Jackson were the following experts: Kathy Kliebert, Secretary, Department of Health and Hospitals Doctor Robert Marier, Former Head of …Continue reading "Unsafe Abortion Protection Act Passes Unanimously in Louisiana House Health & Welfare Committee"