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Fri May 13, 2022, 09:52 PM

No more murder charge for women in Louisiana abortion bill

Earlier DU thread: Louisiana debates murder charge for women who get abortions

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Source: Associated Press

No more murder charge for women in Louisiana abortion bill

By KEVIN McGILL
May 13, 2022

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The sponsor of a bill that would have subjected Louisiana women to murder charges for having abortions abruptly pulled the proposal from debate Thursday night after House members voted 65-26 to totally revamp the legislation, eliminating the criminal penalties.

The controversial bill would have ventured farther against abortion than lawmakers’ efforts in any other state. It would have made women who end their pregnancies subject to criminal homicide prosecutions.

“This is a thorny political question, but we all know that it is actually very simple. Abortion is murder,” Rep. Danny McCormick, a Republican from Oil City, proclaimed as he opened debate. He noted that a majority of Louisiana lawmakers in the heavily Republican Legislature say they are anti-abortion, and briefly chided those abortion opponents who also oppose his bill. “We’re faltering and trying to explain it away.”

But McCormick’s measure had drawn increasingly strong opposition from many anti-abortion stalwarts. Gov. John Bel Edwards, an anti-abortion Democrat, said he would veto it. Louisiana Right to Life, the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the National Right to Life Committee were among the prominent anti-abortion opponents of the measure.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/article/abortion-us-supreme-court-health-religion-louisiana-b73a7cfb0afc29c30d106a85c80c7c50

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 09:59 PM

1. Did something similar happen in Texas

when it came down to actually charging someone with a crime.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri May 13, 2022, 10:16 PM

2. When the reality of their legislation becomes reality...

who has the stomach for this nonsense?

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