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For Immediate Release 
 January 28th, 2014 
Contact: Benjamin Clapper 
Tel: 504.228.4273

Abortion Industry Moves to Prevent DHH Regulations
Louisiana Right to Life Expects Final Regulations will Protect Women

New Orleans, LA: On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) will hold a public hearing to allow comments on its proposed changes to the licensing standards that regulate the operations of abortion facilities in Louisiana.  The abortion industry and its supporters, including the groups such as the "Abortioneers" and the "New Orleans Abortion Fund", are mounting opposition to the changes proposed by DHH.

Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following,

"The abortion industry in Louisiana looks to cut costs and maximize the number of abortions its facilities sell to the women of Louisiana. Because of this, it is necessary for the DHH to continually review its regulations of this dangerous industry to ensure that the health and safety of women are protected to the greatest extent possible.  The abortion industry should be held to the same standards as those of other medical facilities."

"We expect that the final standards implemented by DHH will protect the women and minor girls of Louisiana from the often unsafe conditions found in abortion facilities."

Louisiana Right to Life, established in 1970, works through education, legislation, activism, and service to restore the right to life in Louisiana by opposing abortion, euthanasia, and other life destroying actions.