Once the trio are gone, Louisiana will have no abortion centers for the first time since 1974.
Louisiana’s three abortion centers are leaving the state following the state’s Supreme Court ruling on August 12 that the abortion ban will remain in effect while it is challenged in court .
It is unclear when the companies will complete the departure process and where they will move, according to a report by WWNO.
Under Louisiana trigger laws, abortions can only be performed when “necessary in reasonable medical judgment to prevent death or substantial risk of death from physical condition, or to prevent severe impairment and permanence of a vital organ of a pregnant woman”. .”
The laws will continue to be challenged by the state’s three abortion facilities: Hope Medical Group for Women in Shreveport, Women’s Health Care Center in New Orleans and Delta Clinic in Baton Rouge.
Abortion providers have argued that the laws violate their due process and lack “required safeguards to prevent arbitrary application,” according to Fox News.
Once the trio leave the state, Louisiana will have no abortion centers for the first time since 1974, WWNO reported.
Benjamin Clapper, executive director of Louisiana Right to Life, said Aug. 16 that the news of the departure marked a historic day.
“For the first time in nearly 50 years, Louisiana will be free from the companies that exist to end the lives of precious unborn babies,” he said. “These companies will also no longer inflict emotional and physical harm on women in Louisiana.”
“As they leave,” Clapper added, “many other public and private organizations in Louisiana will remain open to provide support to women and families before and after birth. As these abortion centers move, we are committed to helping other states on the Gulf Coast and across America to defend life.”