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Louisiana Lawmakers Move to Ban Abortion Drugs Sent By Mail

June 3, 2022, 6:05 PM

Louisiana would ban access to abortion medications by mail under legislation heading Friday to the governor’s desk.

The bill (S.B. 388) seeks to block out-of-state vendors from selling medication that induces abortions to people in Louisiana. It includes exemptions for emergency contraception and other forms of birth control.

“The purpose is to stop online, do-it-yourself abortions,” Rep. Laurie Schlegel (R) said Thursday on the House floor.

Separate legislation (S.B. 342) that’s being queued up for passage before the session ends Monday would add criminal penalties for abortion providers in Louisiana, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn ...