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Gov. Jindal signs law that could shutter abortion clinics
NEW ORLEANS – Most of Louisiana’s abortion clinics could be in danger of closing, said an attorney for the clinics, now that Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill into law that sets stricter standards for abortion clinics. “Realistically and unfortunately, many of them will not be able to comply, and at that point clinics will be forced to close,” said Ellie Schilling, attorney for the clinics. “Today because of our hard work, Louisiana has been declared the most pro-life state in the country year after year,” Jindal said at a press conference in West Monroe where he signed the bill into law.
The most controversial component of the law requires doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges at a hospital within a 30-mile radius. In other words, a doctor must be an approved member of the hospital’s medical staff and be allowed to use a hospital’s facility in case of an emergency after the procedure.