Americans United for Life has released its 2015 “Life List,” ranking states according to their legislation and litigation opposing abortion.
Topping the list as the No. 1 "life" state is Louisiana, followed by Mississippi, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. 2015 marked the sixth year in a row that Louisiana earned the designation.
Here are the top 10 states as ranked by Americans United for Life.
8. North Dakota
At the other end, Americans United for Life deemed Washington state to have the fewest restrictions on abortion. Here are those rankings:
50. Washington state
46. New Jersey
44. New York
40. New Mexico
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a likely 2016 Republican presidential contender, heralded his state's continuing streak at the top of the list (each year under his governance) in a Facebook post: “Louisiana is proud of our pro-life culture, and we will continue fighting to protect the unborn.”
See Americans United for Life's full rankings.