New Louisiana abortion laws facing a court challenge
Posted on 7/6/2016 2:07:00 AM.

Abortion providers in Louisiana have filed suit over seven abortion laws enacted this year. The Center for Reproductive Rights brought forward the federal suit to keep the rules from taking effect on August 1. But Deanna Wallace with Louisiana Right to Life says these laws are needed, because abortion doctors refuse to consider common sense protections for the safety of women.

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Pro-life and pro-choice advocates hold competing rallies
Posted on 6/2/2016 12:24:00 PM.

Pro-choice advocates protested outside the Governor’s Mansion, while pro-life supporters rallied on the steps of the Capitol today. Executive Director for the New Orleans Abortion Fund, Amy Irvin, says they are concerned about the anti-abortion legislation signed into law by the governor. She says these laws could cost the state money, as they may be unconstitutional.

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Gov Edwards signs legislation to ban common second-trimester abortion procedure
Posted on 6/1/2016 11:30:00 AM.

Governor Edwards signs into law a measure that prohibits a common second trimester abortion procedure called dilation and evacuation. Louisiana Right to Life Legislative Director, Deanna Wallace, says this legislation ends a brutal practice known as dismemberment abortion, where an abortionist tears body parts from a live, unborn child.

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Governor John Bel Edwards signs two pro-life bills into law
Posted on 5/20/2016 12:16:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed two pro-life bills into law, one measure increases the wait time for a woman to receive an abortion to 72 hours and the second requires doctors performing abortions to be board certified.

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