Louisiana lawmakers want to keep a state database of people who have medication-induced abortions
Katie McDonough reports:
A Louisiana state lawmaker has filed a measure to keep a state database of people who have had medication abortions, as well as restrict access to surgical abortion through Texas-style regulations aimed to shutter clinics and intimidate physicians.
Democratic state Rep. Katrina Jackson’s bill, in addition to keeping a state database of people who have had medication abortions, would require physicians who perform the procedure to obtain hospital admitting privileges. Jackson has also proposed amending the statutory definition of the first trimester from “six to 14 weeks” to “up to 14 weeks.”
Read more on Salon. Concerns about the bill were previously raised by Lamar White, Jr. on CenLamar.
You can read the text of the bill here.