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Attorney General Jeff Landry Affirms Commitment to Enforcing Pro-Life Laws
6/27/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA - Attorney General Jeff Landry issued the following statement after the United States Supreme Court ruled against abortion clinic regulations:

“In 2014, our duly elected legislators almost unanimously passed Act 620 to require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court today ruled against common-sense legislation passed by the State of Texas. Our law is both factually and legally different from the Texas law. The outcome in the Texas case was heavily based upon the facts and record in that particular situation.

My office and I will be carefully reviewing the impact of the opinion, if any, on the Louisiana's admitting privileges law; however, we remain committed to enforcing our state's pro-life and pro-woman laws. Under my watch, the Louisiana Department of Justice will continue to do all we legally can to protect the unborn, their mothers, and all Louisiana women.”

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