Jindal Signs Cutting-Edge BDF Bills: No Abortion Providers in Schools; Sex Trafficking; Admitting Privilges
Thanks to your voice in support of the dignity of human life, Governor Jindal yesterday signed two landmark bills drafted by Bioethics Defense Fund. From the Governor’s official press release:
Governor Jindal thanked Rep. Jackson and Rep. Hoffman for authoring these key pieces of legislation, as well as Dorinda Bordlee, senior counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund, and Benjamin Clapper, the executive director of Louisiana Right to Life, for their work on the bill and on protecting life in Louisiana.
The two bills that Governor Jindal signed in a special bill-signing ceremony include:
1. a bill to require abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges and abide by other health and safety standards (HB 388 by Rep. Jackson), and
2. a bill that prohibits abortion providers like Planned Parenthood from providing instruction or materials in public or charter schools (HB 305 by Rep. Hoffmann).
As stated in the official press release:
Bioethics Defense Fund Vice President and Senior Counsel Dorinda C. Bordlee said, “The Bioethics Defense Fund is proud to have collaborated with the Governor and Louisiana legislators to develop cutting-edge legislation that can be customized for other states.”
Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Ben Clapper said, “The overwhelming and bipartisan passage of this life-protective legislation shows that Louisiana continues to be a model for the nation what it means for lawmakers to be both pro-woman and pro-life.”
Earlier this week, Governor Jindal signed another bill drafted by Bioethics Defense Fund. The first of its kind in the nation, HB 1262 by Rep. Barry Ivey creates a task force to develop a “Point of Rescue” brochure that gives hotlines and resources to help women and girls who may be victims of sex trafficking or coerced abortion.
- Read the official press release with quotes by the Governor and the bill authors about the bills on admitting privileges and the ban on abortion providers like Planned Parenthood teaching in schools here.
- Read about the bill offering a way out for sex trafficking victims coerced into abortion clinics here.
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