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      RS 40:1061.15     


§1061.15. Prevention of forced abortion; signage in abortion facilities

            A. This Section shall be known and may be cited as the "Forced Abortion Prevention Sign Act".

            B. Any licensed outpatient abortion facility as defined by R.S. 40:2175.3 shall conspicuously post a sign in a location defined in Subsection D of this Section which is clearly visible to patients, and which features the text contained in Paragraph (1) of this Subsection and the information contained in Paragraph (2) of this Subsection.

            (1) The sign shall feature the following text:

"Notice: Women's Rights and Pregnancy Resources

You can't be forced.

            * It is unlawful for anyone to make you have an abortion against your will, even if you are a minor.

You and the father.

            * The father of your child must provide support of the child, even if he has offered to pay for an abortion.

You and adoption.

            * The law allows adoptive parents to pay costs of prenatal care, childbirth and newborn care.

You are not alone.

            * Many agencies are willing to help you to carry your child to term, and to assist after your child's birth."

            (2) The sign shall feature the web address of the pregnancy resources website maintained by the department pursuant to R.S. 40:1061.17, which shall be shown on the sign in a large, bold font designed to be clearly visible to patients, along with any additional information which is deemed necessary by the department and is in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 40:1061.17.

            C. The department shall cause the sign provided for in this Section to be designed and produced. All signs produced shall incorporate color graphics and shall be printed on durable signage material measuring sixteen inches by twenty inches with lettering presented in a size and style of font designed to be clearly visible to the patient.

            D. The sign provided for in this Section shall be conspicuously posted in each patient admission area, waiting room, and patient consultation room used by patients on whom abortions are performed, induced, prescribed for, or who are provided with the means for an abortion.

            E. The provisions of R.S. 40:1061.1 shall apply to this Section.

            Acts 2011, No. 411, §1; Redesignated from R.S. 40:1299.35.5.1 by HCR 84 of 2015 R.S.; Acts 2022, No. 545, §3.

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