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BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) — Louisiana Right to Life (LARTL) released an official statement in opposition to House Bill 813, which seeks to abolish abortion. The pro-life group said the bill is inconsistent with their mission to protect moms and babies.

LARTL said in a press release that their policy is to hold accountable the individuals performing abortions or selling chemical abortion drugs, and that “abortion-vulnerable women” should not be treated as criminals. The group said HB813 is not consistent with that policy.

Louisiana has a trigger law that would ban abortion if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Since that is the case, LARTL said HB813 is unnecessary and does not exempt women from criminalization.