Jindal signed House Bill 636 by Rep. Frank Hoffman, R-West Monroe, into law Wednesday in front of a crowd at the First Baptist Church of West Monroe.
The law requires that signs be posted around abortion facilities and include pertinent information about a woman’s rights, including the fact that it is illegal to coerce a woman into getting an abortion, that the child’s father must provide child support, that certain agencies can assist them during and after the pregnancy and that adoptive parents can pay some of the medical costs.
Physicians also must inform patients about their options and provide them with a link to the Department of Health and Hospitals website featuring information about abortion alternatives and informed consent.
Jindal said the new law marks another significant step forward in the effort to protect the innocent lives of the unborn.
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Jindal said he couldn’t understand why anyone would be opposed to such a law considering even criminals receive the same privilege.
“When officers arrest criminals today, they are read their rights,” he said. “Now if we’re giving criminals their basic rights and they have to be informed of those rights, it seems to me only common sense we would have to do the same thing for women before they make the choice about whether to get an abortion.”
(Via: ProWomanProLife )