UPDATE: On May 30, 2019 Governor John Bel Edwards signed Senate Bill 184 into law.
BATON ROUGE – The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana issued the following statement regarding the 6 week abortion ban passed by the Louisiana Legislature today.
“This extreme abortion ban is part of a concerted, nationwide effort to criminalize abortion,” said Alanah Odoms Hebert, ACLU of Louisiana executive director. “After years of attacks on abortion access, Louisiana politicians have now sunk to a new low with an extreme ban that would outlaw abortion before many women know they are pregnant. Senate Bill 184 is a plainly unconstitutional reminder of just how far Louisiana politicians are willing to go to interfere in these deeply personal medical decisions and force women to continue pregnancies against their will. We’re committed to making sure this brazen attack on the constitutional right to abortion access never takes effect.”