Louisisiana’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban clears another hurdle and heads for final legislative passage

Jim Hanzo
May 15, 2019 - 1:22 pm

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The House Health committee has voted for the Seanate appoved measure that seeks to ban abortions when a heartbeat is detectable, clearing yet another hurdle in Baton Rouge.  

“We do think this is an important blow against the abortion industry,” the bill’s author Shreveport Senator John Milkovich said. 

There were no objections to the fetal hearbeat abortion ban, although Monroe Representative Katrina Jackson says if lawmakers support this bill, they should also support a measure to abolish the death penalty.

“I always say when I’m advocating for life that if I can save one innocent life then what I do for life is worth it and I’m kind of getting that way with this death penalty issue as well as I see those who have been wrongfully convicted coming out of jail,” said Jackson.

Louisiana’s fetal heartbeat abortion ban heads for final legislative passage in the full House.  

Dustin Miller, Opelousas Representative, says if legislators vote for this pro life measure, they should also support legislation that guarantees a child quality health care and education.

“We need Louisiana Right to Life to come to the table and support us when we’re fighting for that unborn kid once they are born, to have a quality life,” Miller said.  

The governor is expected to sign Milkovich’s measure.  It would not go into effect, unless Mississippi wins a legal fight over their own fetal heartbeat abortion ban bill.

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