Jindal Opposed The Right To An Abortion With No Exceptions For Rape And Incest Victims Or The Health Of The Mother.
According to Newsweek, “After a long stretch of soul searching, Jindal concluded that Protestantism lacked ‘scriptural cogency’ and decided to become a strict Catholic instead. […] his deeply Catholic views, including a ‘100 percent’ opposition to abortion ‘with no exceptions’ for rape, incest or health of the mother, undoubtedly anger more voters than they attract. ‘If I wanted the aesthetics without the inconvenient morality,’ he wrote in 1998, ‘I could become Episcopalian.’” [Newsweek, 12/12/08]
As Governor, Jindal Signed Legislation That Spurred The Closure Of Abortion Clinics In Louisiana.
June 2014: Jindal Signed Legislation That Effectively Closed The Only Abortion Clinics In New Orleans And Baton Rouge. According to Times-Picayune, “Gov. Bobby Jindal signed legislation Thursday that is all but guaranteed to close the only abortion clinics in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. His office issued a release after the bill signing ceremony Thursday (June 12) at the First Baptist Church in West Monroe, where the governor signed two pieces of ‘pro-life legislation.’ Sponsors of the bills are from Monroe and West Monroe.” [Times-Picayune, 6/12/14]
Jindal Said He Was “Proud” To Sign The Legislation In Order To “Protect Women And The Life Of The Unborn In Our State.” According to Times-Picayune, “ ‘I am proud to sign these bills because they will help us continue to protect women and the life of the unborn in our state,’ Jindal said in a statement issued after the signing. ‘These new laws will give women the health and safety protections they deserve and continue to make Louisiana a state that values individual human life.’” [Times-Picayune, 6/12/14]
Jindal Signed A Bill Banning Abortion Coverage In Insurance Purchasing Pools – Even In Cases Of Rape Or Incest.
Jindal Signed A Bill Banning Abortion Coverage For Insurance Purchasing Pools, Even In Cases Of Rape Or Incest. According to The Associated Press State & Local Wire, “Women getting abortions in Louisiana will be required to get ultrasounds, and doctors who perform elective abortions won’t be covered under medical malpractice laws after Gov. Bobby Jindal /signed those latest restrictions on the procedure into law Tuesday. Also signed by Jindal, according to the governor’s office, was a ban on coverage for elective abortions in the insurance purchasing pools set up by the federal health overhaul legislation. No exceptions are allowed under any of the bills for victims of rape or incest. The only exceptions are for abortions when a mother’s life is in danger.” [The Associated Press State & Local Wire, 7/7/10]