Louisiana Passes Bill That Could Close Three Of Its Five Abortion Clinics, by Steven Ertelt, Life News
"The Louisiana state legislature today put the finishing touches on HB 388, the Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, that the Planned Parenthood abortion business says could close three of the five abortion clinics in the state.
"When the state of Texas clamped down on abortion clinics that could not follow basic health and safety standards and failed to ensure abortion practitioners had admitting privileges at local hospitals in cases where women are injured in botched abortions, abortion clinics closed down because they couldn’t comply. As many as 20 Texas abortion clinics have closed or stopping doing abortions.
"Now, Louisiana is following suit.
"The pro-life bill will protect women by ensuring that abortionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital, that informed consent protections apply to all abortions, and that facilities that perform more than five abortions maintain proper licensing.
"During the debate, Representative Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe), reminded the committee that HB 388 is about the health and safety of women.
"Planned Parenthood is complaining the bill will shut down abortion facilities that put women’s health at risk..."