Louisiana, with Governor Bobby Jindal behind the wheel, has taken the lead on education by championing school choice for parents and children and creating innovative programs that allow students to focus on practical skills they can use to find jobs in the real world.
Now, the Pelican State is again proving it’s the model for how schools should operate - including who they shouldn’t let past the front doors:
“HB 305 provides that no representative of a business or organization that performs abortion may provide instruction in schools that receive state funding,” Louisiana Right to Life says. “This will ensure that organizations with financial interest in abortion, like Planned Parenthood, cannot teach children.”
Dorinda Bordlee, senior counsel with Bioethics Defense Fund, who has drafted other pro-life bills for Louisiana, explained why this new legislation is a necessity:
“Louisiana families should know that their children aren’t be targeted by groups that have financial incentives to subtly sell abortion and other irresponsible behavior that is dangerous to the health and safety of children,” she said. She said pro-life groups should work to “stop abortion organizations from accessing school children.”
This bill should be common sense for any state. People who work for an organization that performs abortions have no business “instructing” children when they don’t understand basic science: life begins at conception.
Gov. Jindal is expected to sign this legislation once it hits his desk.