The state of Louisiana has enacted some of the restricted abortion laws which were set to trigger once the Supreme Court made its final ruling on Roe and Casey this week. One letter, which The Dissenter has received, was sent to Women’s Health Care Center administrator, Shemka Russell, warning her of the consequences of continuing her operation amid the newly-enacted law.
The letter cites the revised state law in Louisiana’s statute 40:1061 on abortion which states:
C. No person may knowingly administer to, prescribe for, or procure for, or sell to any pregnant woman any medicine, drug, or other substance with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being. No person may knowingly use or employ any instrument or procedure upon a pregnant woman with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being.
According to the revised statutes, the “crime of abortion” now carries with it the punishment of imprisonment with hard labor for up to ten years.
D.(1) Whoever commits the crime of abortion shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than one nor more than ten years and shall be fined not less than ten thousand dollars nor more than one hundred thousand dollars.
Below is a copy of the letter sent to the abortion clinic.