San Francisco bans business, travel to Louisiana over abortion laws

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Hoping to protest with the power of its pocketbook, the City of San Francisco is banning companies and city-funded travel to 22 states that have restrictions on abortion.  

Louisiana is among the states San Francisco will no longer be doing business with.  

A statement from San Francisco Mayor London Breed is quoted in The Center Square:  "Just as we restricted spending with states that have laws that discriminate against LGBTQ people, we are standing up against states that put women’s health at risk and that are actively working to limit reproductive freedoms."

When looked at from another point-of-view the ban could have anti-Southern bias, as all Southern states are included:  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

All of the states have passed legislation banning abortion for women between 13-and-24 weeks.  Louisiana and four other states have a more restrictive law on the books, banning abortion after six weeks or when a fetal heartbeat is detected.