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Louisiana

Grade

Louisiana's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

92 percent of Louisiana counties have no abortion clinic

Methodology

Source: Guttmacher Institute

Political Info and Laws in Brief

Executives

  • Governor Bobby Jindal (R) is anti-choice.

Legislature

  • The Louisiana House is anti-choice.
  • The Louisiana Senate is anti-choice.

ANTI-CHOICE LAWS

Abortion Bans

Louisiana has criminal bans on abortion and has a near-total criminal ban on abortion that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned.
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Biased Counseling & Mandatory Delay

Louisiana law subjects women seeking abortion services to biased-counseling requirements and mandatory delays.
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Counseling Ban/Gag Rule

Louisiana prohibits certain state employees and organizations receiving state funds from referring for abortion services.
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Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Louisiana funds CPCs directly, refers women to CPCs, and has a "Choose Life" license-plate program.
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Insurance Prohibition for Abortion

Louisiana restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Public Facilities Restriction

Louisiana prohibits the use of public facilities for abortion services.
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Refusal to Provide Medical Services

Louisiana allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
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Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion

Louisiana restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
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Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion

Louisiana law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental consent.
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Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

Louisiana subjects abortion providers to burdensome restrictions not applied to other medical professionals.
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PRO-CHOICE LAWS

Low-Income Women's Access to Family Planning

Louisiana provides certain low-income women increased coverage for Medicaid-funded family-planning services.
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OTHER RELEVANT LAWS

Post-Viability Abortion Restriction

Louisiana restricts post-viability abortion.
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