On Wednesday, H.B. 305, authored by Representative Frank Hoffmann (R-Monroe), passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives by a bi-partisan vote of 91-6. The bill had 35 Representatives join as co-authors.
H.B. 305 states that no individual or organization that performs elective abortion or its affiliates may provide instruction or materials in public elementary and secondary schools or in charter schools that receive state funding.
Benjamin Clapper, Executive Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following about the vote:
“We commend the Louisiana House of Representatives for passing H.B. 305 to protect the children in our state-funded school system. This piece of common-sense legislation will ensure that abortion providers who have financial interest in abortion will not be able to access children on publicly funded school grounds with direct or indirect efforts to promote abortion.”
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H.B. 305 now heads to the Senate, and Louisiana Right to Life is confident that it will become apart of Louisiana law.
LifeNews Note: Sarah Zagorski is the Communications Director at Louisiana Right to Life.