Louisiana braces for latest turn of the screw on abortion rights
The state legislature is to vote on a bill banning terminations after six weeks but so-called Trap laws have already severely restricted access
Jamiles Lartey in New Orleans
Wed 29 May 2019
Kathaleen Pittman still remembers the first time she had to turn away a patient because of new intrusive anti-abortion laws in Louisiana.
“We had the patient already prepped and ready to go – medicated and everything. Then we got a call from our attorney saying that the governor had just signed the 24-hour waiting period into law,” said Pittman, who has worked on staff at the Hope Medical Group For Women in Shreveport for more than 26 years.