Louisiana Governor Signs Bill Criminalizing The Mailing Of Abortion Pills

Governor John Bel Edwards (D-LA) signed a bill into law on Tuesday that will make mailing abortion pills a crime in his state.

SB 388 will “prohibit criminal abortion by means of the use of an abortion inducing drug without the prescribing physician being physically present during the administration of the drug,” including a $1,000 fine and a maximum of six months in prison.

The bill, which goes into effect on August 1, does not allow a pregnant woman to be punished under the new policy. Other contraceptive methods, such as Plan B, are also not banned by the law.

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