Another state down.
The Louisiana House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved new safety regulations requiring that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, rules which could lead most abortion clinics in the state to close.
“We are thrilled that the Louisiana House of Representatives overwhelming passed H.B. 388 to protect the health and safety of women,” Benjamin Clapper, executive director of Louisiana Right to Life, said March 31.
Ya that’s not safety regulations, you lying shits. That’s making abortion unavailable.
The bill requires that abortion doctors have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic.
In addition, it clarifies that informed consent protections also apply to abortions procured with the RU-486 pill. Doctors who perform more than five abortions per year must also maintain proper licensing.
Lots of new obstacles to abortion; lots of women forced to remain pregnant against their will. Triumph.
The bill drew opposition from abortion clinics and several abortion advocacy groups.
Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s Louisiana director Melissa Flournoy predicted that at least three of the five abortion clinics in Louisiana could close if the bill becomes law, Reuters reports. This would leave two abortion clinics in the area of Shreveport, La.
In Louisiana abortion will be made “safer” by being made impossible to get for most women in the state.
At least six other states have considered laws requiring admitting privileges at hospitals.
On March 27, a federal appeals court upheld safety provisions of a Texas law that requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. The provisions have the same language as the Louisiana bill.
The Texas law has contributed to the closure of about one-third of that state’s abortion clinics, leaving 19 remaining open, Reuters says.
Another win for theocracy in America.