Another abortion bill moves forward in Louisiana House

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State Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, is the author of several anti-abortion bills in the current legislative session. (Photo: Justin DiCharia, LSU Manship School News Service)

Drew White

The termination of pregnancy by illegal interference and feticide may soon become “crimes of violence” under Louisiana state law.

A House panel approved a bill 8-4 on Tuesday to prohibit the use of physical force or threats of violence against “the person or property” of a pregnant woman with the intent to compel her to undergo an abortion against her will.

“A former abortion clinic security guard testified before our legislature that the greatest threat to women at abortion clinics were the men that accompanied them,” said Alex Seghers of the Louisiana Right to Life Federation, an affiliate of the National Right to Life Committee.

Read the rest of the story in Gambit Weekly.

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