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SHERIFF SUSAN HUTSON RELEASES STATEMENT SUPPORTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7 JULY 2022

SHERIFF SUSAN HUTSON RELEASES STATEMENT SUPPORTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Sheriff Susan Hutson announced that she will not accept any persons into custody at the Orleans Justice Center who are arrested for allegedly violating ACT 545, the 2006 "trigger law", for seeking or performing reproductive healthcare services.

The Sheriff's announcement tightens the circle of protection from arrest, prosecution, and incarceration for women and medical professionals who seek or provide reproductive healthcare services, including abortion-related healthcare treatments.

"Our community elected me to bring progressive change to our jail, not to bring us back to the days before Roe v. Wade. I stand with our District Attorney and City Council in saying we will not use the limited resources of our offices to criminalize a women's right to choose or a physician's duty of care."

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