Louisiana House votes overwhelmingly to ban abortion after 15 weeks

Devon Sanders and Kaylee Poche

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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)

With little debate, the Louisiana House voted 70-9 today to prohibit abortion later than 15 weeks after conception.

If the bill becomes law, Louisiana would have one of the most stringent abortion laws in the country.

Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, authored the bill. Milkovich has said his ultimate goal is to ban abortions in Louisiana altogether.

While the bill was not heavily discussed on the House floor, more deliberation had occured in the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee over potential litigation costs. But Milkovich argued that the costs would be worthwhile.

“”I cannot think of a better expenditure of money that Louisiana could make than to protect the life of the unborn,” Milkovich said.

Read the full story in The Gambit Weekly.

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