July 5, 2021

Louisiana Gov. Signs Abortion Pill Reversal Disclosure Act

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D)
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) last Friday signed into law legislation requiring abortionists to inform women that they might be able to save their children if they regret taking the abortion pill mifepristone.

HB 578 requires that when a physician or or medical service provider administers mifepristone (the first part of the abortion pill regimen) to a pregnant woman, she is given a disclosure informing her that she should contact a physician immediately if she regrets her abortion to learn what options she has to potentially save her child.

This disclosure can be given to the woman along with the packaging for misoprostol (the second part of the abortion pill regimen) or attached to the patient's discharge instructions if she is collecting her prescription from a pharmacy.

Concern for unborn life does not have to be a partisan issue, and Gov. Edwards demonstrated this by signing this pro-life bill into law.