Louisiana

In 2012, Louisiana passed an unconstitutional 20-week ban on abortion. The law bans all abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization with only limited exceptions for situations in which an abortion would be necessary to either save a woman’s life, to prevent the risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, or in the event of a “medically futile pregnancy.” The law excludes mental health from this narrow health exception and prohibits a physician from performing an abortion even if he or she believes there is a risk that the woman may commit suicide or otherwise harm herself. The ban is currently in effect. 

Restrictions: 
Unconstitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability
Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or physical (but not mental) health
Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive

Louisiana

Enacted legislation:

In 2012, Louisiana passed an unconstitutional 20-week ban on abortion. The law bans all abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization with only limited exceptions for situations in which an abortion would be necessary to either save a woman’s life, to prevent the risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function, or in the event of a “medically futile pregnancy.” The law excludes mental health from this narrow health exception and prohibits a physician from performing an abortion even if he or she believes there is a risk that the woman may commit suicide or otherwise harm herself. The ban is currently in effect. 

Pending legislation: N/A
Restrictions: Unconstitutionally limits abortion by gestational age after viability | Prohibits later abortion except to preserve a woman's life or physical (but not mental) health | Requires second physician in attendance to treat a fetus if it is born alive