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Louisiana Department Of Education Orders School To Drop Ban On Pregnant Students

August 8, 2012


Think Progress, August 8, 2012 by Tara Culp-Ressler Louisiana education officials are requiring the Delhi Charter School to drop the “Student Pregnancy Policy” that bans pregnant students from attending classes on its campus. After the American Civil Liberties Union called the discriminatory policy unconstitutional and pressured the school with potential legal action, the Louisiana Department […]

Get Tested Or Get Out: School Forces Pregnancy Tests on Girls, Kicks out Students Who Refuse or are Pregnant

August 6, 2012


ACLU Blog, August 6, 2012 by Tiseme Zegeye In a Louisiana public school, female students who are suspected of being pregnant are told that they must take a pregnancy test. Under school policy, those who are pregnant or refuse to take the test are kicked out and forced to undergo home schooling. Welcome to Delhi […]

Louisiana: Key Pro-Life Bills on Abortion, Euthanasia Take Effect

August 1, 2012


Life News, August 1, 2012 by Steven Ertelt Four key pro-life bills take effect today that protect vulnerable people at both the beginning and end of life. The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the Hear the Heartbeat Bill, the Criminal Abortion Dismemberment Act, and the Additional Protections Against Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide Act took […]

Gov. Bobby Jindal signs new abortion restrictions into law

June 7, 2012

0, June 7, 2012 BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal signed bills Thursday increasing the waiting time between a mandatory ultrasound and an abortion, requiring abortion providers to describe the results of that procedure to the woman and offer to let her hear the fetus’ heartbeat and prohibiting anyone who is not a physician from […]

Louisiana Attempts to Cement Its Status As Most Pro-Life State in America

May 31, 2012


Think Progress, May 31, 2012 by Alex Brown Two bills that would further restrict abortion rights in Louisiana will be on their way to GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal’s desk soon. The state House and Senate passed SB 708, which alters a 2010 bill requiring an ultrasound before any abortion procedure, with overwhelming majorities. The legislation […]

Louisiana Senate Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban

May 29, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 29, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s senate has unanimously approved a bill that would ban abortions at 20 week post conception on the medically disproven claim that a fetus can feel pain at that point. Via The measure by Senate President John Alario declares that the state should protect “the […]

Abortion bills advance through La. Legislature

May 16, 2012

0, May 16, 2012 by AP BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two bills designed to deter pregnant women from obtaining abortions advanced Wednesday in the Louisiana Legislature, with two health committees overwhelmingly moving them forward despite criticism that the measures go too far. Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, said her bill, which gives women […]

Louisiana Senate Approves Bill Requiring Women To Hear Fetus’ Heartbeat Before Abortion

May 3, 2012


Think Progress, May 3, 2012 Louisiana has a history of anti-abortion legislation designed to infringe upon women’s access to abortion services. The state already requires women to have an ultrasound before an abortion procedure, but now, the state Senate has passed a bill that would require women to listen to the fetus’ heartbeat as well. […]

Louisiana Senate Backs Bill for Pre-Abortion Ultrasounds

April 26, 2012


LifeNews, April 26, 2012 by Steven Ertelt Add Louisiana to the list of states seeking to allow pregnant women considering an abortion a chance to see an ultrasound and hear a heartbeat of their unborn child beforehand. Late Tuesday afternoon, SB 708, the Hear the Heartbeat Act, authored by Senator Sharon Weston Broome (D-Baton Rouge), […]

Lousiana Senate Approves “Heartbeat” Bill While Committee Creates New Criminal Penalties For Abortion Providers

April 25, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 25, 2012 by Robin Marty Louisiana’s new bill requiring abortion providers to play audio of the heartbeat of an embryo or fetus prior to an abortion has passed the full Senate and is now heading to the House, according to a report from AM870.  The state already requires a woman to […]

Louisiana Senate Passes New Abortion Bill

April 24, 2012


WJHG, April 24, 2012 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Senate agreed Tuesday to change the sonogram requirements for a woman seeking an abortion in the state, including asking her if she would like to hear the fetal heartbeat. Women in Louisiana already are required to get an ultrasound before they can have an […]

Oklahoma And Louisiana Move Forward on “Heartbeat Bills,” As One Anti-Choicer Complains Of “Beating a Dead Horse”

April 20, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 20, 2012 by Robin Marty More women will be asked (or forced) to listen to a fetal or embryonic heartbeat prior to terminating a pregnancy, as “heartbeat bills” continue to advance through the state legislatures of Louisiana and Oklahoma. The Louisiana heartbeat bill would require that equipment be available in each room […]

Update on Forced Ultrasound Laws

April 12, 2012


RH Reality Check Tumblr Blog, April 12, 2012 Virginia is now the 8th state with forced ultrasounds before abortion. When it passed its law, it joined Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Texas has the harshest forced ultrasound law currently in effect. As Andrea Grimes reported, “Texas has the most extreme law that’s […]