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Help Save Louisiana Clinics!
Louisiana House Bill 388, introduced by Representative Katrina Jackson (D - Monroe), will require all abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic in which the abortion is performed. This bill echoes the recent restrictions that have closed numerous clinics in Texas.
In partnership with the other grassroots organizations in the newly-formed Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom, NOAF will continue to advocate for abortion access in Louisiana in the face of these attacks.
We need your help to keep this bill off the floor! Below are sample letters, which can be edited and sent to Representative Jackson and the other members of the House Health and Welfare Committee. The New Orleans Abortion Fund is asking Representative Jackson to remove this bill from consideration; barring that, NOAF requests that the members of the House Health and Welfare Committee vote against the bill.
Find committee members and their contact information here. If you are a resident of their district, be sure to mention that! Find out if you are a constituent here.
Call or write today!
You can download a sample letter to Rep. Jackson, which can also be used for your phone calls. Additionally, we have created a more detailed letter to H&W committee, who may not know as much about the bill. Feel free to edit these letters to include your personal experience, whether you are a constituent, and your connection to NOAF and the abortion-access movement.
This increased exposure also means more calls to our funding hotline, as our clients are disproportionately affected by existing restrictions on abortion. We need your help to guarantee that a woman's right to abortion care does not depend on her wallet! Join or donate to the 2014 Game-a-Thon!