Monday, June 23, 2014

Louisiana Governor Jindal Signs Law Designed to Shutter Reproductive Health Clinics

Press Release
The Center for Reproductive Rights
June 19, 2014

Politicians continue to ignore expertise and counsel of medical community, deny women seeking to end a pregnancy safe, legal, high-quality care

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed into law today House Bill 388, a measure forcing any doctor who provides abortion care to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital—a requirement that is not necessary for the treatment of the fewer than 1% of abortion patients who experience complications, and can be impossible to satisfy because of hospitals’ inclination to deny admitting privileges to abortion providers for reasons not related to the doctors’ qualifications.

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