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Louisiana Approves Bill Classifying Abortion Pills as Controlled Substances, Sparking Controversy

Louisiana has become the first state to classify the abortion-inducing drugs mifepristone and misoprostol as Schedule IV controlled dangerous substances. The bill, passed by the GOP-dominated legislature and awaiting the governor's signature, aims to protect expectant mothers from coerced abortions but has drawn criticism from medical professionals who argue it will hinder access to essential reproductive healthcare. The move has sparked fierce debate, with opponents arguing it will create unnecessary barriers and delays in crucial medical treatment, particularly in a state with a high maternal mortality rate. Supporters maintain the bill aims to prevent misuse, but the legislation has been criticized by national figures like Vice President Kamala Harris as an attack on women's rights. The bill's passage comes at a time when access to abortion is under intense scrutiny both in Louisiana and nationally, with the Supreme Court's decision on the FDA's approval of mifepristone looming.

Image credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Women's March

Sources: - https://apnews.com/article/abortion-pills-louisiana-legislature-controlled-substance-06ea3e8df86b72b473efe8fc71054ddf - https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/23/politics/louisiana-abortion-drugs-controlled-dangerous-substances/index.html - https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/4682453-louisiana-criminalize-abortion-pills-possession/ - https://www.foxnews.com/politics/louisiana-legislature-approves-bill-classifying-abortion-pills-controlled-dangerous-substances

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museurer

4 weeks ago

They're trying to control what women put in their bodies, but they're okay with all the crazy stuff people put in their mouths at a crawfish boil.

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