Abortion Alternatives

April 12, 2017
In accordance with House Concurrent Resolution 87 of the 2016 Regular Legislative Session the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) submits the attached report. House Concurrent Resolution 87 requested LDH study whether the effects of an abortion induced with drugs or chemicals can be reversed, and report the findings and recommendations.
February 26, 2016
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans’ ruled on Wednesday, February 24 that a 2014 Louisiana law, known as Act 620, can now be enforced in Louisiana. Under that law, physicians providing abortions in the state of Louisiana must have admitting privileges to a hospital not more than 30 miles away from the location at which an abortion is performed or induced.
December 14, 2011
Louisiana law requires your doctor to tell you about the nature of the physical and emotional risks of both the abortion procedure and carrying a child to term. The doctor must tell you how long you have been pregnant and must give you a chance to ask questions and discuss your decision carefully and privately. This brochure offers some basic facts to help you make an informed decision about whether or not you want to have an abortion. The information will tell you about normal human embryonic and fetal development and about the methods and risks of abortions.