Louisiana poised to become 1st state to make two abortion medications a controlled substance

Abortion-Pill Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios

Leviticus 24:17 “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.

Important Takeaways:

  • Two abortion medications will become controlled substances in Louisiana after state lawmakers voted Thursday to send a bill to Gov. Jeff Landry’s desk.
  • A person in Louisiana caught with mifepristone or misoprostol without a prescription could face up to 10 years in prison.
  • Louisiana, which has one of the country’s highest maternal mortality rates, will be the first state to classify the medications as Schedule IV drugs.
  • Vice President Kamala Harris called the bill “unconscionable” on X when it cleared the state House of Representatives on Tuesday.
  • “Let’s be clear,” she wrote, “Donald Trump did this.”

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