TRAP laws are unnecessary, burdensome regulations imposed on abortion providers by lawmakers. They take many forms including requiring abortion providers to meet ambulatory surgical center requirements or having admitting privileges to local hospitals.
This results in:
- Increased cost in services
- Clinic closures
- Overall scarcity of abortion services
Many leading medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, oppose these requirements.
The attack on abortion access by Louisiana legislators is especially conspicuous. In 2016 alone seven anti-choice bills were signed into law, all of them currently being litigated at the cost of Louisiana taxpayers.
To see the highlights of Louisiana’s proposed antichoice legislation, click here.