In light of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, Louisiana’s pro-life laws kicked in but an abortion clinic filed suit. So a court-ordered temporary restraining order, or TRO, is now in place and some abortion doctors are reportedly performing their gruesome jobs in defiance of state law. A hearing over the lawsuit is set for July 8.
Sarah Zagorski of Louisiana Right to Life says Attorney General Jeff Landry has informed the state medical board abortion is illegal in the state even with the TRO in place.
“And, in fact,” Zagorski says, “there's penalties for that.”
Abortion staff found guilty of violating the state law could pay a $10,000 fine for each illegal abortion and there is a possibility of jail time.
“And I think they need to take that seriously,” Zagorski warns.
There may be an abortionist who wants to appear to be a “martyr” for abortion rights, she adds, but that person will risk losing a medical license to do so.