The law, which would ban most abortions in Louisiana, would go in to effect only if Roe v. Wade were overturned. Women who undergo abortion would not be penalized but doctors could receive a 10-year jail sentence and fines up to $100,000.
The effort to prohibit abortion in Louisiana was a Democrat-led effort. Democrats For Life of America commended Senators Broome, Mount, Nevers and other pro-life Democratic senators and representatives who led the effort.
Sixteen Democrat senators were joined by 14 Republicans to pass the bill by a vote of 30-7. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-17, with a majority of 45 Democrat legislators ensuring its passage.
.- Yet another state has passed pro-life legislation that would prohibit abortion. Louisiana approved the bill yesterday and the governor is expected to sign it into law.