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Gov. Jindal Promotes "Hostile Takeover of Washington, D.C."

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says he is "tired of the left." Gov. Jindal needs to know that women are tired of the GOP's hostile attacks on reproductive rights.

The Ripple Effect

An anti-choice law in Louisiana that could close all but one of the state's abortion clinics wouldn't just affect Louisiana women, but would have a huge impact on the entire deep South.

Grade

Louisiana's grade on choice-related laws:

Methodology

Access Fact

92 percent of Louisiana counties have no abortion provider

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

Louisiana restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
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Other Anti-Choice Law

Louisiana law includes a strongly anti-choice policy statement.
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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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