Louisiana House passes bill making abortion pills controlled substance

The Louisiana state House on Tuesday passed an amended bill that would classify the abortion-inducing drugs misoprostol and mifepristone as Schedule IV controlled dangerous substances in the state, placing them in the same category as highly regulated drugs such as narcotics and depressants.

The House’s final passage vote was 64-29, and the bill now heads back to the Senate for concurrence.

Senate Bill 276 would make it a crime to give abortion medication to a person without their consent. The amendment that would classify the drugs as Schedule IV substances was added after it passed out of the Senate.

Law takes into effect Oct. 1st.