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Abortion Pills in Louisiana Could Soon Be in Same Category as Opioids

Posted on AllSides May 24th, 2024
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The Louisiana Senate passed legislation classifying abortion pills as controlled substances, setting up the state to become the first in the U.S. to criminalize possession of the drugs without a prescription. 

The measure passed the GOP-controlled Senate Thursday by a vote of 29 to 7. It passed the state House on Tuesday. If Republican Gov. Jeff Landry signs the bill, as expected, Louisiana would become the first state to classify misoprostol and mifepristone—two drugs used to end pregnancies—as controlled substances.

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