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Senator Hewitt passes bill to outlaw mail order abortion pills

March 9, 2022

This bill outlawing mail order abortion pills in Louisiana was passed and signed into law by the Governor and went into effect on August 1, 2022. This article was shortened for brevity and the full article is linked below.

By Chris Rosato - WAFB

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, wants to make it illegal to buy abortion pills without a prescription from a licensed physician and penalize companies selling abortion pills to women without a prescription.

“We think that’s good policy, it’s good for the health of the woman and it certainly brings a medical professional into the conversation,” said Sen. Hewitt.

The FDA, under the Biden administration, opened the door for women to get abortion pills in the mail.

Sen. Hewitt says companies outside of Louisiana are supplying pills to women anyway.

“Yes, and they’re doing it by mail order now since December of 2021. And so, there’s no requirement for pregnancy tests, you know, there’s just no checks and balances when it comes to the health of the woman,” Sen. Hewitt explained.

The penalty for buying or selling these pills without a prescription, depending on the offense and your age could range from financial penalties to jail time.

“While we want to protect every unborn child, we also want to make sure these women are not accessing these abortion pills from places that aren’t providing good services and good examinations of a woman’s current state,” said Ben Clapper with Louisiana Right to Life.

Senator Sharon Hewitt summarizes Senate Bill 388, which outlaws mail order abortion pills before the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

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