|Posted on 5/4/2018 5:15:00 AM.|
The “Adoption Option” bill that would require abortion
clinics to provide information about the adoption process to women seeking
abortions is nearing final passage. The legislation would also mandate the
creation of a state website with information about adoption. Louisiana Right to
Life Executive Director Ben Clapper says he hopes it will result in fewer
|adoption option bill, Louisiana Right to Life, abortion|
|Posted on 4/24/2018 5:57:00 PM.|
A 15 week abortion ban passes the Senate on a 31-3 vote. The bill closely mirrors a Mississippi law recently passed that has been halted by a federal judge. The bill’s sponsor Shreveport Senator and Democrat John Milkovich says he’s well aware the potential law will lead to an expensive court battle, but it’s a price he’s willing to pay.
|abortion, 15 week ban, John Milkovich, regular session, legislation|
|Posted on 3/20/2018 10:46:00 AM.|
|Mississippi’s governor has signed a bill that bans abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy instead of the current 20th week. A similar bill has been introduced by Shreveport Democrat Senator John Milkovich. During his appearance on Talk Louisiana with Jim Engster, he said the issue mentioned to him the most when he ran for office was how and when Louisiana would ban abortions. He says the bill is hopefully the first step.|
|abortion, 15 weeks, Mississippi|
|Posted on 7/9/2017 2:35:00 PM.|
Abortions in the Bayou State have decreased by 4% from 2015 to 2016, according to numbers by the state Department of Health. Ben Clapper with Louisiana Right to Life says this is the second year in a row that abortion numbers have dropped.
|abortion, Louisiana Right to Life, Ben Clapper|
|Posted on 6/16/2017 11:30:00 AM.|
Arguments were heard today in a federal courtroom over state abortion laws passed last year. The Center for Reproductive Rights challenged the laws’ constitutionality, saying they violate women’s right to an abortion. Attorney Zoe Levine says they filed a motion to dismiss 7 laws that impede women’s access to safe and legal abortions.
|abortion, Zoe Levine, Ben Clapper, Center for Reproductive Rights, Louisiana Right to Life|
|Posted on 5/11/2017 2:38:00 AM.|
A measure that would require the ID of a parent before a minor gets an abortion received approval from a Senate Committee. Franklinton Senator Beth Mizell says there is an abuse with the law already in place, as other adults, other than the girl’s legal guardian are signing the notarized form for a minor to get an abortion.
|Legislative session, Beth Mizell, Dorinda Bordlee, Jessie Nieblas, abortion|
|Posted on 4/11/2017 5:30:00 PM.|
Louisiana is down to just three abortion clinics statewide, as Bossier City Medical Suites has closed. Executive Director of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, Amy Irvin says the only remaining clinics are in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Shreveport. She says this closure will greatly impact Louisiana women seeking an abortion.
|Amy Irvin, New Orleans Abortion Fund, Bossier City Medical Suites, abortion|
|Posted on 1/27/2017 3:09:00 AM.|
Over 2,000 Louisiana residents are in Washington D.C. along with hundreds of thousands of Americans for today’s annual March for Life. Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life Ben Clapper says there is a renewed sense of hope under a Trump administration.
|March for Life, Louisiana Right for Life, abortion, Ben Clapper|
|Posted on 1/17/2017 11:24:00 AM.|
New research finds there was an 18% decline in the number of abortions in Louisiana between 2011 and 2014. Guttmacher Institute researcher Rachel Jones says nationally, there was a 12% decline over the same period. She credits better use of contraceptives for the decrease in abortions.
|Rachel Jones, Guttmacher Institute, abortion|
|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.
|abortion, Supreme Court, Center for Reproductive Rights, Louisiana Right to Life, Janet Crepps, Deanna Wallace|
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