Louisiana Bill Related to the Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortion (HB 338)
This law was last updated on Sep 6, 2018
HB 338 would revise the current law prohibiting public funding for entities that perform abortions by removing any reference to contracts, thereby causing the prohibition to apply only to funding mechanisms other than contracts.
The bill would revise the law further to provide that entities prohibited from receiving certain public funding are those that do any of the following:
- Perform abortions in the state.
- Provide facilities to another entity or organization for the purpose of performing abortions in the state.
- Hire or retain another entity or organization for the purpose of performing abortions in the state.
The bill would clarify that the prohibition on funding would apply to state funds, federal funds, and any other public funds for procuring goods or services, or for providing medical assistance program services, reimbursements, or grants.
Replaced by HB 891, which was signed into law.