BATON ROUGE, LA - Attorney General Jeff Landry and Solicitor General Liz
Murrill have successfully defended Act 620, a bipartisan measure passed overwhelmingly by
the Louisiana Legislature in 2014.
Following today's decision on Act 620, a law requiring abortion providers to be able to admit patients to a nearby hospital in the event of complications, General Landry issued the following statement:
“I applaud the Fifth Circuit’s decision to allow Louisiana’s pro-life and pro-woman admitting privileges law to go into effect. This has been a long road, but we have always strongly believed Act 620 did not impose a substantial burden on women and that we had evidence to show its benefits. It really is common sense that a woman should be able to count on the doctor who treats her to continue to do so if she has a complication or be able to ensure she has proper care by admitting her to the hospital rather than abandoning her at the ER. The Fifth Circuit affirmed what we have repeatedly said: our law is both factually and legally different from the Texas law that the Supreme Court ruled against in June 2016. Act 620 passed 88-5 in the Louisiana House of Representatives and 34-3 in the Louisiana Senate.”