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Louisiana Governor Signs Abortion by Fraud Act

May 24, 2024 | 2024 Press Releases, Press Releases, Press Room

WASHINGTON — On Friday, May 24, Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry signed the Abortion by Fraud Criminalization Act (SB 276) after the legislature passed the law on Thursday, May 23.

The following is a statement from Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life:

National Right to Life praises Louisiana Senator Thomas Pressly for his tireless work on SB 276 and we thank Governor Landry for his support of this vital legislation that will keep abortion pills out of the hands of predators and villains.

We also commend the work of our state affiliate, Louisiana Right to Life, and the pro-life members of the Louisiana legislature for their work on SB 276. This law will protect women and minor girls from those who would intend them harm.

Louisiana Right to Life’s Investigative Report on the abuse of abortion pills can be found here.

Founded in 1968, the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC), the federation of affiliates in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 3,000 local chapters, is the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement, National Right to Life works through legislation and education to protect innocent human life from abortion, infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.