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BumRushDaShow

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Fri May 24, 2024, 06:11 PM May 24

Louisiana is first state to classify abortion drugs as controlled dangerous substances after GOP governor signs bill [View all]

Source: CNN Politics

Published 6:04 PM EDT, Fri May 24, 2024


CNN — Louisiana Republican Gov. Jeff Landry has signed a bill classifying the abortion-inducing drugs misoprostol and mifepristone as Schedule IV controlled dangerous substances, a first-of-its-kind law that places them in the same category as narcotics and depressants.

Under the law, which took effect with the governor’s signature, it is now a crime to possess the abortion medication without a prescription, as well as to give the drugs to a person without their consent.

Anyone found in possession of the drugs without a valid prescription could face a felony charge punishable with up to five years in prison and fines of up to $5,000. Pregnant women in possession of mifepristone and misoprostol for their own consumption are exempt from such penalties. Louisiana doctors are also permitted under the law to prescribe the drugs.

A conviction in Louisiana for distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule IV drugs carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $15,000.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2024/05/24/politics/louisiana-abortion-drugs-controlled-substances-law/index.html



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