More abortion-restriction measures pass the LA House

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

A day after the House voted overwhelmingly to ban abortions after 15 weeks of conception, two other abortion-restrictive measures advanced unanimously Wednesday on the House floor.

One bill aims to include the termination of pregnancy by illegal interference and feticide as “crimes of violence” under Louisiana state law.

The measure would prohibit the physical force or threats of violence with the intent to compel a pregnant woman to undergo an abortion against her will.

Under the proposed law, an individual could face up to five years of imprisonment and a $5,000 fine for coercing an abortion. The bill heads back to the Senate for consideration of changes made in the House.

Read full story in The Donaldsonville Chief.

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