The following comes from a Jan. 14 story on

Americans United for Life today released its annual report about the most pro-life and pro-abortion states when it comes to passing pro-life legislation that protects women and unborn children. Louisiana was named most pro-life and Washington most pro-abortion.

Both states have held those respected positions previously.

Louisiana tops the list for the 5th year in a row, followed by Oklahoma, Arkansas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Texas. AUL’s Life List ranks states by their overall actions on life issues, released in advance of Roe v. Wade’s infamous anniversary later this month.

For the 5th year in a row, Washington ranked as the worst state for life for failing to protect women from an unmonitored and under-regulated abortion industry, followed by California, Vermont, New York, and Connecticut.

“As the legal architects who, since the days immediately following the deadly Roe decision, have championed the strategy of using expertly crafted model legislation to protect life, AUL has tracked states’ progress toward achieving a nation in which everyone is welcomed in life and protected in law,” noted AUL President and CEO Charmaine Yoest….

Click here to view a detailed breakdown of ranking criteria for AUL’s 2014 Life List.

  1. Louisiana
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Arkansas
  4. Arizona
  5. Pennsylvania
  6. Texas
  7. Kansas
  8. Indiana
  9. Nebraska
  10. Missouri
  11. South Dakota
  12. North Dakota
  13. Georgia
  14. Virginia
  15. Mississippi
  16. Michigan
  17. Ohio
  18. Kentucky
  19. South Carolina
  20. Alabama
  21. North Carolina
  22. Idaho
  23. Tennessee
  24. Minnesota
  25. Florida
  26. Colorado
  27. Illinois
  28. Wisconsin
  29. Utah
  30. Rhode Island
  31. Maine
  32. Delaware
  33. West Virginia
  34. New Hampshire
  35. Wyoming
  36. Alaska
  37. Montana
  38. New Mexico
  39. Iowa
  40. Massachusetts
  41. Nevada
  42. Maryland
  43. Hawaii
  44. Oregon
  45. New Jersey
  46. Connecticut
  47. New York
  48. Vermont
  49. California
  50. Washington

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