LFF Statement on DHH Hearing Postponement
Contact: Gene Mills, President, Louisiana Family Forum
For Immediate Release: 02/04/2014
Baton Rouge, La.–Prompted by changes in Louisiana law, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has been working on revisions to existing abortion facility regulations for two years.DHH has accepted written comments and planned a public hearing for Tuesday based on those revisions. However, late Monday evening, DHH issued this notice of cancellation on their website.
Gene Mills, President of the Louisiana Family Forum (LFF), released this statement regarding the cancellation of today’s hearing:
“Secretary Kathy Kliebert has proposed modest, common sense measures to protect Louisiana women and children and to insure that the Louisiana abortion industry operates by standards comparable to other outpatient surgery centers. LFF commends DHH and Secretary Kliebert for these responsible efforts.
DHH has been under strident attack for the last two weeks by aggressive abortion profiteers who support the deregulation of the abortion industry in Louisiana. The public hearing delay is DHH’s due diligence before publishing rules for those who market abortions in Louisiana. The public will have an opportunity to comment at a rescheduled hearing in the near future.
We are grateful for the leadership which the Jindal Administration has taken in implementing the will of the Louisiana Legislature to guard against dangerous conditions in these facilities.”
Louisiana Family Forum, the “voice for traditional families in Louisiana” is dedicated to preserving faith, family and freedom in Louisiana through research, communication and networking. The organization is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non-profit and is the statewide affiliate of Focus on the Family.
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