Abortions to be made difficult in the 'Big Easy?'

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Planned Parenthood signPlanned Parenthood is continuing its efforts to perform abortions in New Orleans, Louisiana, but a new state law could throw a wrench in its plans.

U.S. District Court Judge John DeGravelles of the Middle District of Louisiana sided last week with the nation's largest abortion provider by allowing it to proceed with its case attempting to force the Louisiana Department of Health to issue a license to perform abortions in the same New Orleans facility where taxpayer-funded Medicaid family planning services are provided.

On the same day, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and its abortion-providing affiliate, Planned Parenthood Center for Choice, were dealt a setback when Gov. John Bel Edwards (D-La.) signed HB 891. 

The new legislation under the bill requires entities who provide Medicaid family planning services and entities that perform abortion to be "physically and financially separate."

Louisiana Right to Life Executive Director Benjamin Clapper stressed that one of the most recent Planned Parenthood scandals – where the abortion provider was caught on a series of videos selling baby body parts – has essentially sealed its impending doom in the Pelican State.

"Planned Parenthood has been striving to get a license to sell abortions in New Orleans, but our state has held firm, based on Planned Parenthood's current criminal investigations that have been going on about them based on their selling of baby body parts," Clapper pointed out.

He hopes a trend of rulings against beleaguered abortion giant will keep it from inflicting any more death on innocent children in the Gulf state.

"We just hope the state of Louisiana will ensure and that the courts uphold the state's ability to prevent Planned Parenthood – a criminally investigated organization – from doing abortions in New Orleans," Clapper expressed.

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