Report: Louisiana Named the Most Pro-Life State, Washington Most Pro-Abortion

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 14, 2014   |   11:37AM   |   Washington, DC

Americans United for Life today released its annual report about the most pro-life and pro-abortion states when it comes to passing pro-life legislation that protects women and unborn children. Louisiana was named most pro-life and Washington most pro-abortion.

Both states have held those respected positions previously.

Louisiana tops the list for the 5th year in a row, followed by Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas. AUL’s Life List ranks states by their overall actions on life issues, released in advance of Roe v. Wade’s infamous anniversary later this month.

For the 5th year in a row, Washington ranked as the worst state for life for failing to protect women from an unmonitored and under-regulated abortion industry, followed by California, Vermont, New York, and Connecticut.












“As the legal architects who, since the days immediately following the deadly Roe decision, have championed the strategy of using expertly crafted model legislation to protect life, AUL has tracked states’ progress toward achieving a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law,” noted AUL President and CEO Dr. Charmaine Yoest. “Real pro-life momentum is reshaping the country as legislators craft protections for both mother and child, the victims of an avaricious abortion industry. Common-sense pro-life legislation saves lives and has broad public support in light of what we’re learning about the health risks of abortion for women.”

AUL also released the Women’s Protection Project All-Stars honoring states that have so far done the best in enacting protections for both mothers and unborn children, the victims of abortion industry horrors. The All-Stars ranking is awarded to states based on the enactment of protective, common-sense legislation, specifically the legislative models highlighted in AUL’s Women’s Protection Project, now being distributed nationwide.

This year’s AUL All-Stars include Texas, Missouri, Alabama, Arizona and Arkansas.

“Each of AUL’s All Stars enacted life-saving legislation to protect mother and child from an abortion industry more committed to its financial bottom line than protecting women from a dangerous procedure that is too often performed in substandard facilities,” said Dr. Yoest.

In his forward to AUL’s soon-to-be-released 9th edition of Defending Life, Texas Governor Rick Perry commended AUL’s model legislation, observing: “AUL plays a key role in developing and promoting legislation in all 50 states, legislation crafted to minimize the damage done by the abortion industry and its proponents. This year, AUL is promoting the ‘Women’s Protection Project,’ a precise collection of legislation that every state needs to consider to fight back against an abortion industry intent upon increasing its profits and political strength at the expense of the health and well-being of the women of our country.”

Click here to view a detailed breakdown of ranking criteria for AUL’s 2014 Life List.

  1. Louisiana
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Arkansas
  4. Arizona
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Texas
  7. Kansas
  8. Indiana
  9. Nebraska
  10. Missouri
  11. South Dakota
  12. North Dakota
  13. Georgia
  14. Virginia
  15. Mississippi
  16. Michigan
  17. Ohio
  18. Kentucky
  19. South Carolina
  20. Alabama
  21. North Carolina
  22. Idaho
  23. Tennessee
  24. Minnesota
  25. Florida
  26. Colorado
  27. Illinois
  28. Wisconsin
  29. Utah
  30. Rhode Island
  31. Maine
  32. Delaware
  33. West Virginia
  34. New Hampshire
  35. Wyoming
  36. Alaska
  37. Montana
  38. New Mexico
  39. Iowa
  40. Massachusetts
  41. Nevada
  42. Maryland
  43. Hawaii
  44. Oregon
  45. New Jersey
  46. Connecticut
  47. New York
  48. Vermont
  49. California
  50. Washington