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Abortions in Louisiana Hit 10-Year Low

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has released data showing that the number of abortions in Louisiana has fallen to a 10-year low. Since 2014, the number of abortions conducted in Louisiana has fallen by 20 percent. 

In 2018, 8,048 abortions were conducted in the state, the lowest since 2008. It represents a 20 percent drop from 2014, when 10,211 abortions were performed in Louisiana.

  • 2016- 735 foster children were adopted by 532 families.
  • 2017- 771 foster children were adopted by 548 families.
  • 2018- 912 foster children were adopted by 631 families.  

“My Catholic Christian faith teaches me to be pro-life,” said Gov. Edwards.  We are committed to reducing the number of abortions in Louisiana, and the data shows that it is working. Louisiana has set a record for the number of adoptions from the Department of Children and Family Services.  I am so proud of the bipartisan work we have done in Louisiana to protect life and promote stronger, healthier families, and I am confident this work will continue.”