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Louisiana Abortion Refusal Clause (§ 40:1061.3)

This law was last updated on Dec 6, 2016


This law is Anti–Choice

State

Louisiana

Number

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 40:1061.3

Status

Current

Topics

Conscience and Refusal Clauses, Religious Freedom

Full Bill Text

legis.la.gov

Louisiana law prohibits any hospital, clinic or other facility or institution of any kind from being held civilly or criminally liable, discriminated against, or in any way prejudiced or damaged because of any refusal to permit or accommodate the performance of any abortion in said facility or under its auspices.

The law, enacted in 1973, does not require refusing entities to provide notification or referrals to patients seeking abortion services.

Related Legislation

Similar to La. Rev. Stat. sections 40:1061.2 and 40:1061.4.

Related to La. Rev. Stat. section 40:1061.20.