Lawmaker wants mandatory abortion counseling

.- An pro-life lawmaker wants to legislate mandatory counselling for all women seeking abortions. The proposal was filed this week by Rep. A.G. Crowe, of Slidell.

Crowe said women are required to have professional counseling when they give up a baby for adoption. Likewise, he said, women who want an abortion should be given the opportunity to weigh the potential long-term psychological consequences of the decision.

The bill will be presented at the next legislative session, which begins in two weeks.

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