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Red State Votes To Make Abortion Pills Controlled Substances As Activists Defy Pro-Life Protections

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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Louisiana Republicans have advanced a measure that would criminalize possession without valid prescription of two drugs commonly used for illegal abortions.

The measure (SB 276), which passed in the state Senate 29-7 and House 63-29 this week, adds both mifepristone and misoprostol to the state’s list of dangerous controlled substances and creates punishment for coerced abortions. Those two drugs are used to end the life of an unborn child in over half of all recorded abortions.

While medication abortions are already illegal in Louisiana, leftist activists defy the pro-life protections...

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