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Attorney General Jeff Landry Statement on Roe v. Wade
1/21/2017

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today released the following statement on the eve of the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the historic Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in America:

"Since the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade 44 years ago, America has lost tens of millions of babies to abortion. Today, I pray for those lost souls and re-affirm my commitment to preserve life from the moment of conception. As Attorney General, I will continue to all that I legally can to defend the pro-life legislation passed by the Louisiana Legislature."

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Attorney General Jeff Landry is currently defending the State of Louisiana in the largest abortion challenge ever filed in the country. The challenge includes seven laws (listed below) that were overwhelmingly passed by the Legislature in bipartisan matters and signed into law by the Governor last year.

  • Act 264 – Regulates Abortion by prohibiting dilation and evacuation (D&E) without demise. 
  • Act 563 – Prohibits abortion after 20 weeks when the abortion is solely based upon the genetic abnormality of the baby. After 20 weeks, requires an informational document and contains criminal penalties for failure to provide it. 
  • Act 97 – Extends 24 hour waiting period to 72 hour waiting period.
  • Act 98 – Regulates abortion by requiring abortion doctor be board certified in family medicine or ob/gyn, or residents work under supervision of docs with these certifications.
  • Act 593 – Requires cremation or burial of embryonic/fetal tissue, with exceptions.
  • Act 196 – Establishes criminal penalties for receiving reimbursement for costs of collecting and storing tissue from abortions.
  • Act 304 – Extends funding restrictions to contractors contracting with clinics to provide abortions.


Coming soon, the attorney's general office seeks to provide a mechanism by which to take online payments for collections.