House passes two abortion bills; both head to Senate

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Rep. Rick Edmonds, R-Baton Rouge, tells the story of the illnesses his son dealt with as a child as a result of a genetic problem. Edmonds said life should be preserved no matter what. Photo by D.B. Narveson.

By D.B. Narveson

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana House passed two abortion bills Thursday banning the dismemberment of a fetus and the second prohibiting the procedure for survivable genetic disorders of a fetus, such as Down’s syndrome or cystic fibrosis.

Rep. Rick Edmunds, R-Baton Rouge, said, as a pastor, one of the sweetest members of his church was a young man with Down’s syndrome, and that his own son was diagnosed with a genetic disease that required numerous surgeries on his legs and spine.

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