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Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Louisiana Nears 90 Anti-Abortion Laws, Report Shows

From U.S. News

Louisiana has issued the highest number of anti-abortion laws since the practice was legalized nationwide nearly 50 years ago, a new report finds.
Researchers from the pro-abortion rights research organization Guttmacher Institute issued a report Tuesday that examined how many anti-abortion laws each state has passed since the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case to legalize the practice nationwide.
The Pelican State has passed 89 laws that restrict abortion rights for women since then, according to the report. Indiana, at 63, and Oklahoma, at 60, had the second- and third-highest number of abortion restriction laws, respectively, implemented since abortion was legalized, according to the report. Five states – Connecticut, Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont and Washington – have enacted zero.

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