Committee sends abortion waiting period bill to House

By Quint Forgey

BATON ROUGE — The House Health and Welfare Committee approved a bill Wednesday increasing the mandatory waiting period before receiving an abortion from one day to three days.

House Bill 386 requires women seeking an abortion to undergo required pre-abortion procedures — including an ultrasound and the receipt of various informational materials — 72 hours prior to the operation.

Read the story in The Shreveport Times