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Louisiana Gets Tough on Pro-Life Enforcement

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry wrote a letter Tuesday asking the state’s Bond Commission to withhold funds from New Orleans and Orleans Parish for their refusal to enforce the state’s trigger law against abortion.

“As Attorney General and member of the Bond Commission, it is my belief that a parish or municipality should not benefit from the hard-working taxpayers of this State while ignoring laws validly enacted by the people through their representatives,” Landry’s letter states.

New Orleans officials announced earlier this month that they would not enforce Louisiana’s trigger law, which is considered one of the strictest in the country.

Citing the “City’s open defiance of the will of the people of Louisiana,” Landry urged the Bond Commission “to defer any applications for the City of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, and any local governmental entity or political subdivision under its purview.” Read more…

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